paroicous

adjective

pa·​roi·​cous
pəˈrȯikəs
variants or less commonly paroecious
pəˈrēshəs
: having archegonia and antheridia on the same branch with the antheridia usually below and around the archegonia compare autoicous, heteroicous, monoicous, polyoicous, synoicous

Word History

Etymology

para- entry 1 + -oicous, -oecious (from Greek oikos house + English -ous)

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“Paroicous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paroicous. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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