heteroecious definition

  • adjective:
    • Spending various phases of a life period on various, usually unrelated hosts. Applied of parasites such rust fungi and tapeworms.
    • Of centered organisms, spending portions regarding the life period on different types of hosts.
    • Passing through various stages with its life history on an alternation of hosts, once the common wheat-rust fungi (Puccinia graminis), and particular various other parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with autÅ“cious.
    • of parasites; driving through various phases regarding the life pattern on various host types
  • others:
    • Related To or characterized by heterÅ“cism.

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