homoecious

adjective
ho·​moe·​cious | \ (ˈ)hō¦mēshəs, (ˈ)hä¦- \

Definition of homoecious

: having the same host during the entire life cycle used especially of a beetle parasitic in the nest of an ant contrasted with heteroecious — compare autoecious

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History and Etymology for homoecious

hom- + Greek oikia house + English -ous

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“Homoecious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homoecious. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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