dioecious, dioecy, dioic In biology, having the male and female reproductive organs in separate individuals. Most animal species are dioecious, as are some plants, such as asparagus.
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Bearing male and female organs in flowers on separate plants. Males and females must be grown together for pollination and fruiting.
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In botany, the term dioecious is applied to plants which have flowers with stamens on one individual and those with pistils on another: as opposed to monoecious. The willow, the yew, the poplar, etc, are dioecious.
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Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.
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(Gk: di=two; oikos=house) unisexual- the male and female reproductive organs are borne on different individuals. (monoecious on same individual)
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Said of a plant species which has some individuals which bear only staminate flowers, and some which bear only pistillate flowers, and there are no perfect flowers. These are the species that are commonly referred to as having male and female plants.
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having staminate and pistillate flowers on separate plants (compare monoecious)
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Bearing male or female flowers on different plants. This is a way of avoiding self-fertilisation (Japanese knotweed is an example of a dioecious plant species).
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of plant, when male and female reproductive structures develop on different individuals; of infloresence, male and female flowers in separate infloresences; cf. monoecious.
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