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epibiotic

[ ep-uh-bahy-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɛp ə baɪˈɒt ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to an organism that lives, usually parasitically, both on the surface and within the body of its host.
noun
any such organism, as certain fungi.
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Origin of epibiotic

First recorded in 1925–30; epi- + biotic
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