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paroicous

[puh-roi-kuh s] /pəˈrɔɪ kəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
(of certain mosses) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
Also, parecious, paroecious
[puh-ree-shuh s] /pəˈri ʃəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
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

/pəˈriːʃəs/
adjective
1.
(of mosses and related plants) having the male and female reproductive organs at different levels on the same stem
Word Origin
C19: from Greek paroikos living nearby, from para-1 (beside) + oikos house; compare parish
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