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[ek-tuh-fahyt] /ˈɛk təˌfaɪt/

a parasitic plant growing on an animal or another plant.
a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host

ectophyte ec·to·phyte (ěk’tə-fīt’)
A plant parasite of the skin, such as ringworm.
ec·to·phyt’ic (-fĭt’ĭk) adj.


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