heteroecism

heteroecism

[het-uh-ree-siz-uhm]
noun Biology.
the development of different stages of a parasitic species on different host plants.

Origin:
1870–75; heter- + Greek oik(ía) house + -ism

heteroecious [het-uh-ree-shuhs] , adjective
heteroeciously, adverb
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heteroecious (ˌhɛtəˈriːʃəs)
 
adj
Compare autoecious (of parasites, esp rust fungi) undergoing different stages of the life cycle on different host species
 
[from hetero- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]
 
heter'oecism
 
n

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