heteroecious

adjective het·er·oe·cious \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrē-shəs \

Definition of heteroecious

:passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts
  • heteroecious aphids

heteroecism

play \ˌhe-tə-ˈrē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of heteroecious

heter- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity


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heteroecious

adjective het·er·oe·cious \ ˌhet-ə-ˈrē-shəs \

medical Definition of heteroecious

:passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts
  • heteroecious insects

heteroecism

play \-ˈrē-ˌsiz-əm\ noun

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