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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Flowers in Uncinia are unisexual, that is male and female reproductive structures are on separate flowers.
The stupidity of this debate is part of the reason I am a unisexual.
The ancestral state in other characters is equivocal: e.g., bisexual vs. unisexual flowers, whorled vs. spiral floral phyllotaxis, presence vs. absence of tepal differentiation, anatropous vs. orthotropous ovules.
To hammer the point home, he provided an equation and summed up, “There are no living beings that can bluntly be described as being unisexual and of one definite sex.”
In the text books they call it parthenogenetic unisexual pseudocopulation, or uniparens (one parent).
Wealthier widows received a regular allowance from their families abroad and lived in well-appointed rooms, some even adopting “sons” from the Sephardic community who would care for their needs and ease their solitude; however, most of the women were not rich, and they created a unique female (unisexual) community.
She sounds like the unisexual mating of Dinah Washington and Janis Joplin.
Exceptions exist, of course, and in our time, with the disordered, unisexual-masculine influences of modern "culture," and the vices prevalent therein, many girls sadly are tempted easily by the flesh.
Academically, students are comfortably unisexual; they revert to dual sexuality only for the sex act.
Monoecious Flowers unisexual; the males and females on the same plant.