endophyte [en′dō fīt΄]
any plant that grows within another plant, as certain parasitic fungi or algae
endophytic [en΄dōfit′ik]

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  • endophyte — ● endophyte nom masculin Organisme qui se développe à l intérieur des tissus végétaux. endophyte [ɑ̃dɔfit] n. m. et adj. ÉTYM. 1904, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 5, p. 273; de endo , et phyte. ❖ ♦ Biol. Parasite végétal qui vit dans le corps de son… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Endophyte — An endophyte is an endosymbiont, often a bacterium or fungus, that lives within a plant for at least part of its life without causing apparent disease. Endophytes are ubiquitous and have been found in all the species of plants studied to date;… …   Wikipedia

  • endophyte — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1835 an organism (as a bacterium or fungus) living within a plant • endophytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endophyte — (en do fīt) A microorganism living within a plant, but not necessarily parasitic on it …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • endophyte — endophytic /en deuh fit ik/, adj. endophytically, adv. endophytous /en dof i teuhs/, adj. /en deuh fuyt /, n. Bot. a plant living within another plant, usually as a parasite. [1825 35; ENDO + PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • endophyte — noun Any organism that lives inside another plant See Also: endophytic …   Wiktionary

  • endophyte — A plant parasite living within another organism. [endo + G. phyton, plant] * * * en·do·phyte (enґdo fīt) [endo + phyte] a parasitic plant organism living within the body of its host …   Medical dictionary

  • endophyte — n. parasitic plant, plant which grows inside another plant (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endophyte — [ ɛndəʊfʌɪt] noun Botany a plant, especially a fungus, which lives inside another plant. Derivatives endophytic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • endophyte — en·do·phyte …   English syllables

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