Autoecious
Autoecious Au*t[oe]"cious, a. [Auto- + Gr. ? house.] (Biol.) Passing through all its stages on one host, as certain parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with {heter[oe]cious}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • autoecious — [ô tē′shəs] adj. 〚 AUTO + Gr oikos, house (see ECONOMY) + OUS〛 Biol. passing the entire life cycle on one host, as certain parasites do, esp. rust fungi autoeciously adv. autoecis …   Universalium

  • autoecious — [ô tē′shəs] adj. [ AUTO + Gr oikos, house (see ECONOMY) + OUS] Biol. passing the entire life cycle on one host, as certain parasites do, esp. rust fungi autoeciously adv. autoecism [ô tē′siz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • autoecious — adjective Etymology: aut + Greek oikia house more at vicinity Date: circa 1882 passing through all life stages on the same host < autoecious rusts > • autoeciously adverb • autoecism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autoecious — au·toe·cious also au·te·cious ȯ tē shəs adj passing through all life stages on the same host <autoecious rusts> au·toe·cism tē .siz əm n * * * au·toe·cious (aw teґshəs) [auto + Gr. oikos house] characterized by a developmental cycle… …   Medical dictionary

  • autoecious — adjective of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host autoecious rust fungi • Syn: ↑homoecious • Ant: ↑heteroecious …   Useful english dictionary

  • autoecious — adjective Pertaining to a fungus, most often a rust, completing its life cycle on one host …   Wiktionary

  • autoecious — adj. of or pertaining to the life cycle of parasites (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autoecious — au·toe·cious …   English syllables

  • autoecious — au•toe•cious [[t]ɔˈti ʃəs[/t]] adj. fng spending all stages of the life cycle on one host, as certain parasitic fungi • Etymology: 1880–85; aut +oec (< Gk oik , s. of oîkos house) + ious au•toe′cious•ly, adv. au•toe′cious•ness, n. au•toe′cism… …   From formal English to slang

  • autoecious —   a. (of fungus, etc.) passing through all life stages on same species of host …   Dictionary of difficult words

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