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