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also mo·ne·cious  (mə-nē′shəs)
1. Botany Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes borne on a single plant, as in pines and corn (maize).
2. Biology Relating to or exhibiting hermaphroditism; hermaphroditic.

[New Latin Monoecia, class name : mono- + Greek oikiā, dwelling; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·noe′cism (mə-nē′sĭz′əm) n.
mo·noe′cy (-sē) n.


(Biology) biology the state of having both male and female organs of reproduction


the condition of having both male and female sex organs in an individual. — monoecious, adj.
See also: Sex
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Taxonomic significance of monoecism and dioecism in the genus Chara.
Due to monoecism, there exists much scope for exploitation of heterosis in sweet gourd and virtually obligatory outcrossing system of sweet gourd open the scope of hybrid variety.
For example, Pennington and Sarukhan (1968) related dioecism in Mexico, Bawa and Opler (1975) described monoecism in Costa Rica and Croat (1978) showed that in Panama the majority of flowers were bisexual.