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ectophyte

[ek-tuh-fahyt]
noun
  1. a parasitic plant growing on an animal or another plant.
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Origin of ectophyte

First recorded in 1880–85; ecto- + -phyte
Related formsec·to·phyt·ic [ek-tuh-fit-ik] /ˌɛk təˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectophyte

ectophyte

noun
  1. a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host
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Derived Formsectophytic (ˌɛktəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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ectophyte in Medicine

ectophyte

(ĕktə-fīt′)
n.
  1. A plant parasite of the skin, such as ringworm.
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Related formsec•to•phytic (-fĭtĭk) adj.
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