adjective. having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals.
- -oecious (English)
- οἰκία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- di- (English)
- δία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word dioecious
If a kind of tree is dioecious, then distinguishing a male tree from a female tree is a matter of watching the trees carefully.