[ puh-roi-kuh s ]
/ pəˈrɔɪ kəs /
(of certain mosses) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
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Also parecious, pa·roe·cious [puh-ree-shuh s] /pəˈri ʃəs/.
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British Dictionary definitions for paroecious
/ (pəˈriːʃəs) /
(of mosses and related plants) having the male and female reproductive organs at different levels on the same stem
Word Origin for paroecious
C19: from Greek paroikos living nearby, from para- 1 (beside) + oikos house; compare parish
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