Definition of monoecy in English:

monoecy

noun

Biology

See monoecious

‘Bertin showed that both dichogamy and monoecy are present with equal frequency in self-compatible and self-incompatible plants.’
  • ‘Groups in which dioecy evolved from monoecy consist of monoecious and dioecious species, while groups in which dioecy derived from gynodioecy are composed of gynodioecious and dioecious species.’
  • ‘Sagittaria latifolia consists of various populations ranging from monoecy to complete dioecy.’
  • ‘In this case the condition could be interpreted as an early step toward monoecy.’

Pronunciation

monoecy

/ˈmänˌēsē/ /ˈmō-/