Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

paroicous

[puh-roi-kuh s]
See more synonyms for paroicous on Thesaurus.com
adjective Botany.
  1. (of certain mosses) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
Show More
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018