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endophyte

[en-duh-fahyt] /ˈɛn dəˌfaɪt/
noun, Botany.
1.
a plant living within another plant, usually as a parasite.
Origin of endophyte
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; endo- + -phyte
Related forms
endophytic
[en-duh-fit-ik] /ˌɛn dəˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
endophytically, adverb
endophytous
[en-dof-i-tuh s] /ɛnˈdɒf ɪ təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endophyte

endophyte

/ˈɛndəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a fungus, or occasionally an alga or other organism, that lives within a plant
Derived Forms
endophytic (ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk) adjective
endophytically, adverb
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endophyte in Medicine

endophyte en·do·phyte (ěn'də-fīt')
n.
A plant parasite living inside another organism.


en'do·phyt'ic (-dō-fĭt'ĭk) adj.
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