dioecious








adjective Biology.

  1. (especially of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes.

adjective

  1. (of some plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on separate plantsCompare monoecious

adj.

  1. Of or relating to organisms, especially plants, having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species; sexually distinct.

  1. Having male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another plant of the same species. The holly and asparagus plants are dioecious. Compare monoecious.

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