autoecious


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au·toe·cious

 (ô-tē′shəs)
adj.
Spending all stages of the life cycle on the same host. Used of parasites.

[From auto- + Greek oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

au·toe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.

autoecious

(ɔːˈtiːʃəs) or

autecious

adj
1. (Biology) (of parasites, esp the rust fungi) completing the entire life cycle on a single species of host. Compare heteroecious
2. (Botany) (of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant
[C19: from auto- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]
auˈtoecism, auˈtecism n

au•toe•cious

(ɔˈti ʃəs)
adj.
spending all stages of the life cycle on one host, as certain parasitic fungi.
[1880–85; aut- + oec- (< Greek oik-, s. of oîkos house) + -ious]
au•toe′cious•ly, adv.
au•toe′cious•ness, n.
au•toe′cism (-ˌsɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autoecious - of parasites especially rust fungiautoecious - of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host; "autoecious rust fungi"
heteroecious - of parasites; passing through different stages of the life cycle on different host species; "heteroecious fungi"; "heteroecious insects"