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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

Etymologies

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

homo- + Greek oikiā, house; see heteroecious + -ous.

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