Definition of Paroicous
1. Adjective. Having male and female reproductive organs separate in a single gametoecium.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Paroicous
Literary usage of Paroicous
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"Stephani describes paroicous ... The great difficulty in demonstrating the vestiges of antheridia in paroicous ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"... and sometimes paroicous : $ inflorescence usually borne on a leading branch, more rarely on a short branch, similar to the leaves, unequally bifid, ..."
3. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1905)
"the only paroicous British species with which it could well be confused, ... paroicous ; male flowers in catkins below the female flower ; bracts larger ..."
4. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1906)
"Its paroicous inflorescence will at once separate it from this species, and it is usually easy to recognize the ..."
5. Report by British Bryological Society (1899)
"... near Snaefell (71), Aug. /07, HB; and (5), Dec. /IS, WW "This is E. hyalinus. I failed to find paroicous inflorescence, but if paroicous, it would be E. ..."
6. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"... instead of paroicous. D. obtusifolia, to be sure, occasionally produces branches which are purely male, but these occur on the same individuals or at ..."
7. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"... not dovetailing into each other. (The large cells in Fig. 12.) paroicous, having its ma'e and female organs (except in the ..."