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diecious: denoting species in which male and female reproductive organs occur not in the same individual but in two different individuals [from Greek, dis, double + oikos, house]. Synonym, dioecious. Antonym, monecious.

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Di*e"cian (?), a., Di*e"cious (&?;), a. (Bot.)

See Diœcian, and Diœcious.


© Webster 1913

Di*œ"cian (?), Di*œ"cious (?), a. (Biol.)

Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to monœcious.


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