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

Other Words from heteroecious

heteroecism \ ˌhe-​tə-​ˈrē-​ˌsi-​zəm \ 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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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

Other Words from heteroecious

heteroecism \ -​ˈrē-​ˌsiz-​əm \ noun

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