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 for dioecious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dioecian \Di*[oe]"cian\, Dioecious \Di*[oe]"cious\, a. (Biol.)
     Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to
     plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual
     and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to
     animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and
     the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to mon[oe]cious.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dioecious
      adj 1: having male and female reproductive organs in separate
             plants or animals [syn: dioecious, dioecian] [ant:
             monecious, monoecious, monoicous]

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