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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Origin and Etymology of homoecious
hom- + Greek oikia house + English -ous — more at vicinity
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