endophyte

noun

en·​do·​phyte ˈen-də-ˌfīt How to pronounce endophyte (audio)
: an organism (such as a bacterium or fungus) living within a plant
endophytic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endophyte was in 1835

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“Endophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endophyte. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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