Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having bisexual flowers on some plants and only female flowers on other plants of the same species.

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  • adj. dioecious, but having some hermaphrodite or perfect flowers on an individual plant which bears mostly pistillate flowers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Diœcious, but having some hermaphrodite or perfect flowers on an individual plant which bears mostly pistillate flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having perfect and female flowers upon separate plants. See diœcious, 2.

Etymologies

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gyno- +‎ dioecious

Examples

  • Specific transcription profiles of mitochondrial genes were associated with specific mitochondrial DNA haplotypes in a natural population of a gynodioecious species S. vulgaris.

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  • Previous studies have shown that the gynodioecious plant species Silene vulgaris exhibits high mitochondrial diversity and occasional paternal inheritance of mitochondrial markers.

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