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autecism

[aw-tee-siz-uh m] /ɔˈti sɪz əm/
noun
1.
Related forms
autecious
[aw-tee-shuh s] /ɔˈti ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
auteciously, adverb
auteciousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autecious

autecious

/ɔːˈtiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of autoecious

autoecious

/ɔːˈtiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
(of parasites, esp the rust fungi) completing the entire life cycle on a single species of host Compare heteroecious
2.
(of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant
Derived Forms
autoecism, (sometimes US) autecism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from auto- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house
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