monecious


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mo·ne·cious

 (mə-nē′shəs)
adj.
Variant of monoecious.
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monecious

(mɒˈniːʃəs)
adj
1. (Botany) a variant spelling of monoecious
2. (Biology) a variant spelling of monoecious
moˈneciously adv
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mo•noe•cious

or mo•ne•cious

(məˈni ʃəs)

adj.
1. having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant.
2. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
[1755–65; < New Latin (Linnaeus) Monoeci(a) name of the group of monoecious plants (Greek mon- mon- + oîk(os) house + New Latin -ia -ia) + -ous]
mo•noe′cious•ly, adv.
mo•noe′cism (-sɪz əm) mo•noe′cy, n.
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Adj.1.monecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animalmonecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
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References in periodicals archive ?
Most tree species are "monecious," having separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
In general, organisms are classified as diecious (two houses) if male and female reproductive organs are in separate individuals, and monecious (one house) if both types of organs are in one individual, as is the case for earthworms.
Hermaphroditic Containing both male and female reproductive organs; also known as monecious.