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endobiotic

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

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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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Medical 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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