autoecious


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autoecious

(ô-tē′shəs)
adj.
Spending all stages of the life cycle on the same host. Used of parasites.

au·toe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
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autoecious

adjective Referring to a parasite with only one host in its life cycle.
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autoecious

(of parasites, especially the rust fungus) completing the entire life cycle on a single species of host.
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