exophilic

adjective
exo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌek-sə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce exophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of exophilic

: ecologically independent of humans and their domestic environment an exophilic species of mosquito — compare endophilic

Other Words from exophilic

exophily \ ek-​ˈsäf-​ə-​lē How to pronounce exophily (audio) \ noun, plural exophilies

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“Exophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exophilic. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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