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ectogenous

[ ek-toj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ɛkˈtɒdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective

growing outside the body of the host, as certain bacteria and other parasites.

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Also ec·to·gen·ic [ek-tuh-jen-ik]. /ˌɛk təˈdʒɛn ɪk/.

Origin of ectogenous

First recorded in 1880–85; ecto- + -genous
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Medical definitions for ectogenous

ectogenous
[ ĕk-tŏjə-nəs ]

adj.

Having the ability to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic microorganisms.
Exogenous.
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Scientific definitions for ectogenous

ectogenous
[ ĕk-tŏjə-nəs ]

Able to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic bacteria.
Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell; exogenous.
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