Het`er*œ"cious (?), a. [Hetero- + Gr. &?; house.] (Bot.)

Passing through the different stages in its life history on an alternation of hosts, as the common wheat-rust fungus (Puccinia graminis), and certain other parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with autœcious. -- Het`er*œ"cism (#), n.

 

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