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autoecious

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adjective au·toe·cious \ȯ-ˈtē-shəs\

Definition of autoecious

  1. :  passing through all life stages on the same host <autoecious rusts>

au·toe·cious·ly adverb
au·toe·cismplay \-ˈtē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun


Origin of autoecious

aut- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: circa 1877


Medical Dictionary

autoecious

adjective au·toe·cious

Medical Definition of autoecious

  1. :  passing through all life stages on the same host <autoecious rusts>

  2. au·toe·cism \-ˈtē-ˌsiz-əm\play noun



Variants of autoecious

also au·te·cious \ȯ-ˈtē-shəs\play

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