Origin of heteroeciousfrom hetero- + Classical Greek oikia, a house (see eco-) + -ous
Origin of heteroecioushetero- Greek oikiā house ; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots. -ous
(comparative more heteroecious, superlative most heteroecious)
- (biology) Of dependent organisms, spending portions of the life cycle on different types of hosts.
hetero- + -oecious
heteroecious - Medical Definition
- het′er·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm)