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[ek-toj-uh-nuh s] /ɛkˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/
growing outside the body of the host, as certain bacteria and other parasites.
Also, ectogenic
[ek-tuh-jen-ik] /ˌɛk təˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of ectogenous
First recorded in 1880-85; ecto- + -genous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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ectogenous in Medicine

ectogenous ec·tog·e·nous (ěk-tŏj'ə-nəs) or ec·to·gen·ic (ěk'tə-jěn'ĭk)

  1. Having the ability to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic microorganisms.

  2. Exogenous.

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ectogenous in Science
ectogenous (ěk-tŏj'ə-nəs) also ectogenic
  1. Able to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic bacteria.

  2. Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell; exogenous.

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