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heteroecism

[het-uh-ree-siz-uh m] /ˌhɛt əˈri sɪz əm/
noun, Biology
1.
the development of different stages of a parasitic species on different host plants.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; heter- + Greek oik(ía) house + -ism
Related forms
heteroecious
[het-uh-ree-shuh s] /ˌhɛt əˈri ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
heteroeciously, adverb
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