Di"o*dont(?), a. (Zol.) Like or pertaining to the genus Diodon. -- n. A fish of the genus Diodon, or an allied genus.
Di*"ci*a(d*"sh*), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. di = di`s twice + o'i^kos a house.] 1. (Bot.) A Linnan class of plants having the stamens and pistils on different plants.
2. (Zol.) A subclass of gastropod mollusks in which the sexes are separate. It includes most of the large marine species, like the conchs, cones, and cowries.
Di*"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 moncious.
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