paroicous

[ puh-roi-kuh s ]
/ pəˈrɔɪ kəs /

adjective Botany.

(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

1885–90; < Greek pároikos dwelling beside, equivalent to par- par- + oîk(os) house + -os adj. suffix; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for paroecious

paroecious

paroicous (pəˈrɔɪkəs)

/ (pəˈriːʃəs) /

adjective

(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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