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

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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Even though ants are unlikely pollinators of a dioecious Ailanthus, ants may nevertheless be a symbiont.
Using this approach, we then compared the dynamics of a protogynous population with fixed size at sex change and an otherwise identical dioecious species (Alonzo and Mangel, 2004).
Sex ratio variation in the dioecious shrub Oemleria cerasiformis.
For example, populations of Fragaria chiloensis are dioecious along the Pacific Coast of North and South America but are hermaphroditic in Hawaii (Baker 1967).
The plant, which grows to about 60cm, is dioecious: having flowers of both sexes in the axils, transforming into the translucent berries.
Experiments on the effects of animal sex hormones on dioecious plants.
Dorstenia species are mostly monoecious, being rarely dioecious (Datwyler & Weiblen, 2004).
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) is an annual dioecious herb belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family.
Macroscopic and microscopic examination of gonads confirmed that this species is dioecious with no apparent external dimorphism.
In both dioecious and androdioecious barnacles, males are always tiny and live attached to conspecific females or hermaphrodites; hence, they are known as dwarf males (see Hoeg, 1995 and Yusa et al., 2010, 2012 for terminology).