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[puh-roi-kuh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. (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/.

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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