heteroecious


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het·er·oe·cious

 (hĕt′ə-rē′shəs)
adj.
Spending different stages of the life cycle on different, usually unrelated hosts. Used of parasites.

[hetero- + Greek oikiā, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots + -ous.]

het′er·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
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heteroecious

(ˌhɛtəˈriːʃəs)
adj
(Biology) (of parasites, esp rust fungi) undergoing different stages of the life cycle on different host species. Compare autoecious
[from hetero- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]
ˌheterˈoecism n
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Adj.1.heteroecious - of parasites; passing through different stages of the life cycle on different host species; "heteroecious fungi"; "heteroecious insects"
autoecious, homoecious - of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host; "autoecious rust fungi"
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