homoecious

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

Definition of homoecious

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of homoecious

hom- + Greek oikia house + English -ous


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