heteroecious

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

Definition of heteroecious

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1882


Medical Dictionary

heteroecious

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

Medical Definition of heteroecious

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

heteroecism

\-ˈrē-ˌsiz-əm\play noun

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