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monoecious

adjective

(Gr. monos: single; oikos: house) Describing plant species that have separate male and female flowers on the same plant; examples of monoecious plants are maize and birch; in bryophytes: with antheridia and archegonia on the same plant. Cf. dioecious. Syn. monecious, monoicous.