dioecious


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dioecious

also

diecious

(dī-ē′shəs)
adj.
Biology Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.

di·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
di′oe′cy (-sē) n.

dioecious

See diecious.

dioecious

adjective Referring to the biological property in which a particular group of organisms has two distinct—male and female—sexual states.

dioecious

(of plants) having male flowers carried by one individual and female flowers carried by another individual. The willow is an example of a dioecious plant. The term literally means ‘having two homes’. Compare MONOECIOUS.
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For example, for the dioecious softshell clam Mya arenaria (Linnaeus, 1758) no triploids developed as males, and most triploids were females with a few being undifferentiated, which led to the proposal of a sex-determination mechanism similar to that found for Drosophila, in which triploids XXX and XXY are all-female regardless of the Y-chromosome.
the populations are dioecious, with unisexual flowers, those on a given plant either entirely male or entirely female).
1996) observed differences between the size of the male and female flowers in approximately 85% of 436 analysed dioecious species.
Some of the best low pollen trees are the females of dioecious species such as ash, poplar, willow, cedar, juniper, cottonwood, mulberry, Osage orange, yew, box elder, fringe tree, holly, pepper tree, smoke tree, coffee tree, sassafras, and red maple.
Silene latifolia Poiret [= Silene alba (Miller) Krause] is a dioecious, perennial plant found in disturbed areas along roadsides and fields.
These dioecious parasites produce large amounts of ova that are shed into the environment by snake feces and secretions.
White campion, seed number 1 in the GFS arrangement, is a dioecious, short-lived, perennial herb native to Eurasia, and now an invasive weed found over most of North America (Figure 6).
Spinach is a dioecious plant, meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants.
The nutmeg-mace tree (myristica fragrons), a dioecious evergreen which thrives in the shade of lofty trees, reaches the height of 66 feet.
Chia) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree belonging to the Anacardiaceae family [1].
Date palm is a dioecious species, which means individual plants are either male or female.