growing outside the body of the host, as certain bacteria and other parasites.
- Also ec·to·gen·ic [ek-tuh-jen-ik]. /ˌɛk təˈdʒɛn ɪk/.
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Scientific definitions for ectogenous
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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