paroicous

paroicous

[puh-roi-kuhs]
adjective Botany.
(of certain mosses) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
Also, parecious, paroecious [puh-ree-shuhs] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Greek pároikos dwelling beside, equivalent to par- par- + oîk(os) house + -os adj. suffix; see -ous

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paroecious or paroicous (pəˈriːʃəs, pəˈrɔɪkəs)
 
adj
(of mosses and related plants) having the male and female reproductive organs at different levels on the same stem
 
[C19: from Greek paroikos living nearby, from para-1 (beside) + oikos house; compare parish]
 
paroicous or paroicous
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek paroikos living nearby, from para-1 (beside) + oikos house; compare parish]

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