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autoecism

[aw-tee-siz-uh m] /ɔˈti sɪz əm/
noun, Mycology
1.
the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a single host or group of hosts.
Also, autecism.
Also called ametoecism.
Origin
aut- + oec- (< Greek oik-, stem of oîkos house) + -ism
Related forms
autoecious
[aw-tee-shuh s] /ɔˈti ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
autoeciously, adverb
autoeciousness, noun
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