epibiotic

[ ep-uh-bahy-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɛp ə baɪˈɒt ɪk /
Biology

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.

Origin of epibiotic

First recorded in 1925–30; epi- + biotic
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