from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to only one sex.
- adj. Having only one type of sexual organ; not a hermaphrodite.
- adj. Botany Having either stamens or pistils but not both.
- adj. Unisex.
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- adj. Of an organism, having characteristics of single sex (as opposed to hermaphrodites).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having one sex only, as plants which have the male and female flowers on separate individuals, or animals in which the sexes are in separate individuals; diœcious; -- distinguished from bisexual, or hermaphrodite. See diœcious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of one sex—that is, having the two sexes developed in different individuals. For or consisting of a single sex.
- Specifically, in entomology, having only female individuals: noting the agamic broods of Aphididæ and some other insects which, during certain parts of the year, continue to propagate the species without any males. See parthenogenesis.
- In botany, said of a flower containing the organs of but one sex, stamens or pistil, but not both; diclinous: opposed to bisexual or hermaphrodite; monœcious or diœcious. It is also applicable to an inflorescence or a plant with such flowers only.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to only one sex or having only one type of sexual organ; not hermaphroditic
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