ectothrix ec·to·thrix (ěk’tō-thrĭks’)
A fungal parasite, such as certain dermatophytes, forming a sheath of spores on the outside of a hair as well as growing within the hair shaft.
[ek-tuh-thurm] /ˈɛk təˌθɜrm/ noun, Zoology. 1. a cold-blooded animal. ectothermic (ěk’tə-thûr’mĭk) or ec·to·ther·mal (-məl) or ec·to·ther·mous (-məs) adj. Of or relating to an organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surrounding environment. ectotherm ec·to·therm (ěk’tə-thûrm’) n. An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; […]
[ek-tuh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌɛk təˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ adjective 1. (of a mycorrhiza) growing outside the root or between the cells.
- Ectotrophic mycorrhiza
/ˌɛktəʊˈtrɒfɪk/ noun 1. (botany) a type of mycorrhiza, typical of temperate and Boreal trees, in which the fungus forms a layer on the outside of the roots of the plant Also called ectomycorrhiza Compare endotrophic mycorrhiza
[ek-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n] /ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən/ noun, plural ectozoa [ek-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ə/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. any animal parasite, as the louse, that lives on the surface of its host (opposed to ). ectozoon ec·to·zo·on (ěk’tə-zō’ŏn’) n. pl. ec·to·zo·a (-zō’ə) An animal parasite, such as a flea or louse, living on the exterior […]