heteroecious

adjective
het·​er·​oe·​cious | \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrē-shəs How to pronounce heteroecious (audio) \

Definition of heteroecious

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

Other Words from heteroecious

heteroecism \ ˌhe-​tə-​ˈrē-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce heteroecious (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of heteroecious

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heteroecious

heter- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity

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The first known use of heteroecious was in 1882

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“Heteroecious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroecious. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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heteroecious

adjective
het·​er·​oe·​cious | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈrē-shəs How to pronounce heteroecious (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroecious

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

Other Words from heteroecious

heteroecism \ -​ˈrē-​ˌsiz-​əm How to pronounce heteroecious (audio) \ noun

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