Skip to Content


Pronunciation: het'er-e'sizm

Definition: The occurrence, in a parasite, of two cycles of development passed in two different hosts.

Synonym(s): metoxeny1

[heter- + G. oikion, home]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.