Heteroecious meaning

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Spending different stages of the life cycle on different, usually unrelated hosts. Used of parasites.
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Living as a parasite on first one species of host and then another.
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Spending different stages of the life cycle on different, usually unrelated hosts. Used of parasites.
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Relating to a parasite that spends different stages of its life cycle on different, usually unrelated hosts. The term is used especially of certain kinds of rust fungi, but may also be applied to other parasites like tapeworms.
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(biology) Of dependent organisms, spending portions of the life cycle on different types of hosts.
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Origin of heteroecious

  • hetero– Greek oikiā house weik-1 in Indo-European roots –ous
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • hetero- +‎ -oecious
    From Wiktionary