endophyte

noun
en·​do·​phyte | \ ˈen-də-ˌfīt How to pronounce endophyte (audio) \

Definition of endophyte

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

Other Words from endophyte

endophytic \ ˌen-​də-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce endophytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of endophyte

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Endophyte.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endophyte. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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