autoecious

adjective
au·​toe·​cious | \ ȯ-ˈtē-shəs How to pronounce autoecious (audio) \

Definition of autoecious

: passing through all life stages on the same host autoecious rusts

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Other Words from autoecious

autoeciously adverb
autoecism \ ȯ-​ˈtē-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce autoecious (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web An alternate host is not needed for this autoecious rust. oregonlive, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of autoecious

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autoecious

aut- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity

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The first known use of autoecious was circa 1877

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6 Jun 2021

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“Autoecious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoecious. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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autoecious

adjective
au·​toe·​cious
variants: also autecious \ ȯ-​ˈtē-​shəs How to pronounce autoecious (audio) \

Medical Definition of autoecious

: passing through all life stages on the same host autoecious rusts

Other Words from autoecious

autoecism \ -​ˈtē-​ˌsiz-​əm How to pronounce autoecious (audio) \ noun

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