dioecious etymology

English word dioecious comes from English di-, English -oecious

Detailed word origin of dioecious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
di- English (eng) (uncommon) Alternative form of dis-. Two, twice, or double A form of dia- before a vowel.
-oecious English (eng) (biology) Forms adjectives describing the host of an organism.. Forms adjectives describing the arrangement of sexual organs.
dioecious English (eng) (botany) Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.. (zoology, rare) Having two distinct sexes.

Words with the same origin as dioecious

Descendants of di-
benzodiazepine diallylic diaryl diasterane diazepam dicadmium dichromic acid didendron diepoxy diester diethyl difunctional digirth dilithium dimethyl dimorph diniobium diode dioxide dipetalous dipyridine discandium dizygous morphine diglucuronide radon difluoride
Descendants of -oecious
autoecious heteroecious metoecious monoecious paroecious synoecious trioecious