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autecism

[ aw-tee-siz-uh m ]
/ ɔˈti sɪz əm /

noun

autoecism.

Nearby words

autarchy, autarky, autecic, autecious, auteciously, autecism, autecology, auteuil, auteur, auteur theory, auth.
Related formsau·te·cious [aw-tee-shuh s] /ɔˈti ʃəs/, adjectiveau·te·cious·ly, adverbau·te·cious·ness, noun

Definition for autecism (2 of 2)

autoecism

or au·te·cism

[ aw-tee-siz-uh m ]
/ ɔˈti sɪz əm /

noun Mycology.

the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a single host or group of hosts.

Origin of autoecism

aut- + oec- (< Greek oik-, stem of oîkos house) + -ism
Also called ametoecism.
Related formsau·toe·cious [aw-tee-shuh s] /ɔˈti ʃəs/, adjectiveau·toe·cious·ly, adverbau·toe·cious·ness, noun
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