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.

Nearby words

  1. autodigestion,
  2. autodyne,
  3. autoecholalia,
  4. autoecious,
  5. autoeciously,
  6. autoerotic,
  7. autoerotic asphyxia,
  8. autoeroticism,
  9. autoerotism,
  10. autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome

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