from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or being a parasite that spends all stages of its life cycle on the same host.
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- adj. of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host
homo- + Greek oikiā, house; see heteroecious + -ous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)