heteroecious


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heteroecious

(hĕt′ə-rē′shəs)
adj.
Spending different stages of the life cycle on different, usually unrelated hosts. Used of parasites.

het′er·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.

heteroecious

(of rust fungi) having different spore forms on different host plants.

heteroecious

requiring different hosts in different stages of development; a characteristic of certain parasites.