[ ek-tuh-fahyt ]
/ ˈɛk təˌfaɪt /
a parasitic plant growing on an animal or another plant.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ectophyteec·to·phyt·ic [ek-tuh-fit-ik] /ˌɛk təˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby ectophyte
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British Dictionary definitions for ectophyte
/ (ˈɛktəʊˌfaɪt) /
a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host
Derived forms of ectophyteectophytic (ˌɛktəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for ectophyte
[ ĕk′tə-fīt′ ]
A plant parasite of the skin, such as ringworm.
Other words from ectophyteec•to•phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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