ectosymbiont etymology

English word ectosymbiont comes from English ecto- (Outside.), English symbiont

Detailed word origin of ectosymbiont

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ecto- English (eng) Outside.
symbiont English (eng) (ecology) An organism that lives in a symbiotic relationship; a symbiote.
ectosymbiont English (eng) (ecology) A partner in a symbiotic relationship that remains on the surface of its host or occupies a body cavity.

Words with the same origin as ectosymbiont

Descendants of ecto-
ectethmoid ectoblast ectobronchium ectocervical ectocervix ectocornea ectocranial ectoenzyme ectogenesis ectogenous ectokinase ectomesocuneiform ectonucleoside ectonucleotide ectoperitrophic ectophosphodiesterase ectophytic ectoplacental ectoplast ectostylid ectosylvian ectosymbiotic ectotherm ectozoon