Autoecious meaning

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Spending all stages of the life cycle on the same host. Used of parasites.
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(biol.) Passing the entire life cycle on one host, as certain parasites do, esp. rust fungi.
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Spending all stages of the life cycle on the same host. Used of parasites.
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Relating to a parasite that spends all its life on a single host. The term is used especially of certain types of rust fungi, but can also be applied to other parasites, such as aphids.
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Pertaining to a fungus, most often a rust, completing its life cycle on one host.
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Origin of autoecious

  • From auto– Greek oikos house weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • auto- +‎ -oecious

    From Wiktionary