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monoecious

 [mon-e´shus]
having reproductive organs typical of both sexes in a single individual.

monoecious

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monecious

(mə-nē′shəs)
adj.
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.

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.