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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species.
  • adj. Botany Characterized by species in which the male and female reproductive organs occur on different individuals; sexually distinct.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.
  • adj. Having two distinct sexes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals

Etymologies

From New Latin Dioecia, former class name : di-1 + Greek oikiā, a dwelling; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
di- + -oecious (Wiktionary)

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