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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dioecian  \Di*[oe]"cian\,  Dioecious  \Di*[oe]"cious\,  a.  (Biol.) 
  Having  the  sexes  in  two  separate  individuals;  --  applied  to 
  plants  in  which  the  female  flowers  occur  on  one  individual 
  and  the  male  flowers  on  another  of  the  same  species,  and  to 
  animals  in  which  the  ovum  is  produced  by  one  individual  and 
  the  sperm  cell  by  another;  --  opposed  to  {mon[oe]cious}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dioecious 
  adj  :  having  male  and  female  reproductive  organs  in  separate 
  plants  or  animals  [syn:  {dioecian}]  [ant:  {monoecious}] 




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