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heteroecious


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heteroecious  \Het`er*[oe]"cious\,  a.  [Hetero-  +  Gr  ?  house.] 
  (Bot.) 
  Passing  through  the  different  stages  in  its  life  history  on 
  an  alternation  of  hosts,  as  the  common  wheat-rust  fungus 
  ({Puccinia  graminis}),  and  certain  other  parasitic  fungi;  -- 
  contrasted  with  {aut[oe]cious}.  --  {Het`er*[oe]"cism},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heteroecious 
  adj  1:  of  parasitic  animals;  spending  different  stages  of  the  life 
  cycle  on  different  host  species  [ant:  {homoecious}] 
  2:  of  parasites;  passing  through  different  stages  of  the  life 
  cycle  on  different  host  species;  "heteroecious  fungi"; 
  "heteroecious  insects"  [ant:  {autoecious}] 




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