Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spending all stages of the life cycle on the same host. Used of parasites.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In bryology, having both male and female inflorescence on the same plant; monœcious. Three modifications are cladautœcious, goniautœcious, and rhizautœcious. Also written autoicous.
  • In mycology, passing through all its stages of development on the same host, as certain species of the genus Puccinia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Passing through all its stages on one host, as certain parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with heterœcious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a fungus, most often a rust, completing its life cycle on one host.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From auto- + Greek oikos, house; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

auto- + -oecious

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.