- (biology, of a parasite or dependent organism) The fact of completing an entire life cycle on a single host species.
- (botany, of a plant) The fact of having male and female reproductive organs on the same individual plant.
Derived from autoecious.
Variant of autoecious
Biol. passing the entire life cycle on one host, as certain parasites do, esp. rust fungi
Origin of autoeciousauto- + Classical Greek oikos, house (see economy) + -ous