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Monoecious  adj.  (Biol.) Having the sexes united in one individual, as when male and female flowers grow upon the same individual plant; hermaphrodite; opposed to dioecious.

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"Monoecious" Quotes from Famous Books

... (M. maculata) and the black ditto (M. sylvestris) are cultivated in Jamaica. The whole of the species and varieties of the tribe are what are called polygamous monoecious plants, each individual tree bearing the male and female ...
— The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom • P. L. Simmonds

... case: he fertilised thirteen panicles (and subsequently nine others) on a dwarf maize bearing yellow seed[225] with pollen of a tall maize having red seed; and one head alone produced good seed, only five in number. Though these plants are monoecious, and therefore do not require castration, yet I should have suspected some accident in the manipulation had not Gaertner expressly stated that he had during many years grown these two varieties together, and they did not spontaneously cross; and this, ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) • Charles Darwin

... of Florideae become hereby comparable with the tetraspores of Dictyota, to which reference will be made hereafter. But it is clear that it becomes on this view increasingly difficult to explain the occasional occurrence of tetraspores on male, female and monoecious plants or the role of the carpospores in the life-cycle of Florideae. The results of future research on the cytology of the group will be awaited with ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Monoecious" :   heteroicous, monoicous, dioecious, polyoicous, autoicous, synoecious, polygamous, paroicous

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