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heteroecism

[ het-uh-ree-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈri sɪz əm /
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noun Biology.
the development of different stages of a parasitic species on different host plants.
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Origin of heteroecism

1870–75; hetero- + Greek oik(ía) “house” + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM heteroecism

het·er·oe·cious [het-uh-ree-shuhs], /ˌhɛt əˈri ʃəs/, adjectivehet·er·oe·cious·ly, adverb
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