[ aw-tee-siz-uh m ]
/ ɔˈti sɪz əm /
the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a single host or group of hosts.
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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