heteroecious


het·er·oe·cious

adjective \ˌhe-tə-ˈrē-shəs\

Definition of HETEROECIOUS

:  passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts <heteroecious aphids>
het·er·oe·cism \-ˈrē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Origin of HETEROECIOUS

heter- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity
First Known Use: 1882

het·er·oe·cious

adjective \ˌhet-ə-ˈrē-shəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROECIOUS

: passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts <heteroecious insects>
het·er·oe·cism \-ˈrē-ˌsiz-əm\ noun

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