autoecious

autoecism

[aw-tee-siz-uhm]
noun Mycology.
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

autoecious [aw-tee-shuhs] , adjective
autoeciously, adverb
autoeciousness, noun
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autoecious or autecious (ɔːˈtiːʃəs)
 
adj
1.  Compare heteroecious (of parasites, esp the rust fungi) completing the entire life cycle on a single species of host
2.  (of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant
 
[C19: from auto- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]
 
autecious or autecious
 
adj
 
[C19: from auto- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]
 
au'toecism or autecious
 
n
 
au'tecism or autecious
 
n

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autoecious   (ô-tē'shəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a parasite that spends all its life on a single host. The term is used especially of certain types of rust fungi, but can also be applied to other parasites, such as aphids. Compare heteroecious.
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