[ ĕk′tō-thrĭks′ ]
A fungal parasite, such as certain dermatophytes, forming a sheath of spores on the outside of a hair as well as growing within the hair shaft.
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Of this latter there are two main subvarieties—endothrix and ectothrix.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon