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autoecism

or au·te·cism

[ aw-tee-siz-uhm ]
/ ɔˈti sɪz əm /
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noun Mycology.

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

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Also called ametoecism.

Origin of autoecism

aut- + oec- (<Greek oik-, stem of oîkos house) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM autoecism

au·toe·cious [aw-tee-shuhs], /ɔˈti ʃəs/, adjectiveau·toe·cious·ly, adverbau·toe·cious·ness, noun
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