monoecious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj monoecious having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monoecious In botany:
    • monoecious In phanerogams, having the stamens and pistils in different flowers on the same plant.
    • monoecious In cryptogams, having both male and female organs on the same individual.
    • monoecious In zoology, having both male and female sexual organs; hermaphrodite; androgynous: applied according to the corresponding usage in botany: opposed to diœcious. In numberless lower invertebrates the male and female products of generation, or ova and spermatozoa, mature in the same individual without sexual intercourse. In many other cases, as those of worms and snails, every individual is both male and female, but there is sexual intercourse and reciprocal impregnation between two individuals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Monoecious mon-ē′shus having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers on the same individual plant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, single, oikos, a house.

Usage

In literature:

Over beyond are monoecious species.
"The Damnation of Theron Ware" by Harold Frederic
The wild rice, which fills this part of the river, is monoecious.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Monoecious: when both sexual elements or glands exist in one individual.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
These are tall monoecious annual or perennial grasses.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Trees with alternate pinnate leaves and monoecious bracted flowers.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
Flowers monoecious, both staminate and pistillate in catkins, usually insignificant and unnoticeable.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Most of them have an acrid milky juice, and diclinous or monoecious flowers.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Probably all Spongillidae are potentially monoecious, that is to say, able to produce both eggs and spermatozoa.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
In warmer countries monoecious and dioecious grasses are more frequent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The flowers are dioecious, rarely monoecious, provided with one or two perianths.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
Shrubs or trees; flowers often polygamo-monoecious, in clusters, heads, or spikes; petals often none.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
The flowers are monoecious, and appear in Great Britain in February and March, before the leaves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
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In science:

Suppose that the individuals in the population are monoecious, that there are no selective differences between these alleles and no mutations.
A general solution of the Wright-Fisher model of random genetic drift
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