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paroicous

[ puh-roi-kuhs ]
/ pəˈrɔɪ kəs /
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adjective Botany.
(of certain mosses) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
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Also pa·re·cious, pa·roe·cious [puh-ree-shuhs] /pəˈri ʃəs/ .

Origin of paroicous

1885–90; <Greek pároikos “dwelling beside,” equivalent to par- par- + oîk(os) “house” + -os adjective suffix; see -ous
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