unisexual


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

unisexual

 [u″ne-sek´shoo-al]
of only one sex; having the sexual organs of one sex only.

unisexual

(yo͞o′nĭ-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to only one sex.
2. Having only one type of sexual organ; not a hermaphrodite.
3. Botany Having either stamens or pistils but not both.
4. Unisex.

u′ni·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
u′ni·sex′u·al·ly adv.

unisexual

having separate male and female organisms in a species. see DIOECIOUS.
References in periodicals archive ?
When Pseudoasterophyllites was added to the J/M tree, where Chloranthaceae and Ceratophyllum are well separated, its most parsimonious position was sister to Chloranthaceae, supported by opposite or whorled leaves, stephanocytic stomata, sessile, unisexual flowers, one stamen, embedded pollen sacs, supratectal spinules, one carpel, and orthotropous ovule, but a position with Ceratophyllum was only one step less parsimonious.
Bogart, "A list of the known unisexual vertebrates," in Evolution and ecology of unisexual vertebrates, R.
Flies predominated on all traps (91% of all collected insects), morpho-species 1 (Lauxaniidae, about 3 mm in length) being the most abundant captured insect (48.4% of all insects on bisexual coenanthia and 52.7% of those on unisexual male coenanthia; Table 2).
The development of apparently strict unisexual prothalli suggests that D.
Rydgren K, Halvorsen R and Cronberg N (2010) Infrequent sporophyte production maintains a female-biased sex ratio in the unisexual clonal moss Hylocomium splendens.
Flowers 1-1.5 cm long, sessile, bisexual or unisexual, corolla 4-6-merous; stamens wider than their length, filament with depression accommodating anthers which are basifixed.
Flowers are small, much branched, unisexual in tomentose, druping, and axillary panicles in the upper axils.
The vines produce unisexual flowers--that is, either male or female flowers as opposed to bisexual or perfect flowers like a lily or rose.
The plant is unisexual, a strong climber with grayish fruits and edible seeds that are smooth and also have hard seed testa (schippers 2000).
The ackee fruit is also unisexual; Snoop may not be there yet, but he did just recently say his third eye is "wide open."