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[muh-nee-shuh s] /məˈni ʃəs/

Biology. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
Botany. (of a plant, species, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant.
(of some flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on the same plant
(of some animals and lower plants) hermaphrodite

monoecious mo·noe·cious or mo·ne·cious (mə-nē’shəs)

Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants. Compare dioecious.


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