ectogenous

adjective
ec·​tog·​e·​nous | \ ek-ˈtäj-ə-nəs How to pronounce ectogenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of ectogenous

: capable of development apart from the host used chiefly of pathogenic bacteria

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“Ectogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ectogenous. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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