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having reproductive organs typical of both sexes in a single individual.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Botany Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes borne on a single plant, as in pines and corn (maize).
2. Biology Relating to or exhibiting hermaphroditism; hermaphroditic.
mo·noe′cism (mə-nē′sĭz′əm) n.
mo·noe′cy (-sē) n.
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monoecious(of plants) having both male and female organs occurring on the same plant, in unisexual flowers such as maize and hazel. The term literally means ‘one home’. Compare DIOECIOUS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005