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ectophyte

[ek-tuh-fahyt] /ˈɛk təˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a parasitic plant growing on an animal or another plant.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; ecto- + -phyte
Related forms
ectophytic
[ek-tuh-fit-ik] /ˌɛk təˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectophyte

ectophyte

/ˈɛktəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host
Derived Forms
ectophytic (ˌɛktəʊˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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ectophyte in Medicine

ectophyte ec·to·phyte (ěk'tə-fīt')
n.
A plant parasite of the skin, such as ringworm.


ec·to·phyt'ic (-fĭt'ĭk) adj.
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