[aw-tee-siz-uh m]


Related formsau·te·cious [aw-tee-shuh s] /ɔˈti ʃəs/, adjectiveau·te·cious·ly, adverbau·te·cious·ness, noun


or au·te·cism

[aw-tee-siz-uh m]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019