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endophyte

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noun en·do·phyte \ˈen-də-ˌfīt\

Definition of endophyte

  1. :  an organism (as a bacterium or fungus) living within a plant

endophytic

play \ˌen-də-ˈfi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of endophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1835


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