heterœcism

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See also: heteroecism

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heterœcism ‎(uncountable)

  1. (mycology) Development of different stages of the same growth on different host‐plants; production of the æcidiospores or conidia of a fungus on one host, and of its uredospores and teleutospores on another.
    • 1881, Charles B. Plowright in Grevillea, Volume X., page #34:
      Without entering upon the question generally, of whether most superstitions have not a strain, however meagre, of truth underlying them, this sentiment has not been without considerable influence in rendering us chary of accepting the heterœcism of Puccinia graminis.

References[edit]

  • heterœcism in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911