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, diecious   , dioicous  
      adj   (of some plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on separate plants  
   Compare       monoecious  
     (C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling)  
  dioeciously, dieciously, dioicously      adv  
  dioeciousness, dieciousness, dioicousness      n  
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