ectophyte


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ectophyte

 [ek´to-fīt]
a vegetable parasite living on the surface of the host's body.
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ec·to·phyte

(ek'tō-fīt),
A plant parasite of the skin.
[ecto- + G. phyton, plant]
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ectophyte

(ĕk′tō-fīt) [″ + phyton, plant]
A plant parasite that grows on the surface of a host.
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