dioecious plant

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dioecious plant

(dīē`shəs), plant in which the male and female reproductive structures are found in different individuals, as distinct from a monoecious plant (see hermaphroditehermaphrodite
, animal or plant that normally possesses both male and female reproductive systems, producing both eggs and sperm. Many plants, including most flowering plants (angiosperms), are hermaphroditic, or monoecious; in these, male and female reproductive structures are
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), in which they are found in the same individual.