endobiotic

[ en-doh-bahy-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɛn doʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk /
Biology

adjective

of or relating to an organism that exists as a parasite or symbiont entirely within the tissues of a host organism.

noun

any such parasitic or symbiotic organism.

Nearby words

  1. endoaneurysmoplasty,
  2. endoaneurysmorrhaphy,
  3. endoangiitis,
  4. endoappendicitis,
  5. endoarteritis,
  6. endoblast,
  7. endobronchial tube,
  8. endocardial,
  9. endocardial cushion,
  10. endocardial fibroelastosis

Origin of endobiotic

First recorded in 1895–1900; endo- + biotic

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British Dictionary definitions for endobiotic

endobiotic

/ (ˌɛndəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk) /

adjective

formed within a host cell
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Medicine definitions for endobiotic

endobiotic

[ ĕn′də-bī-ŏtĭk ]

adj.

Living as a parasite or symbiont within the tissues of a host.

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