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Related to dioecy: dioecious
di·oe·ciousalso di·e·cious (dī-ē′shəs)
Biology Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.
[From New Latin Dioecia, former class name : di- + Greek oikiā, a dwelling; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]
di·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
di′oe′cy (-sē) n.
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the state of being dioecious
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