epibiotic

epibiotic

[ep-uh-bahy-ot-ik] Biology.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an organism that lives, usually parasitically, both on the surface and within the body of its host.
noun
2.
any such organism, as certain fungi.

Origin:
1925–30; epi- + biotic

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epibiosis (ˌɛpɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
epiphyte See also epizoite any relationship between two organisms in which one grows on the other but is not parasitic on it
 
epibiotic
 
adj

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