ectogenous


ectogenous
SYN: exogenous. [ecto- + G. -gen, producing]

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ec·tog·e·nous ek-'täj-ə-nəs adj capable of development apart from the host used chiefly of pathogenic bacteria

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ec·tog·e·nous (ek-tojґə-nəs) exogenous.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ectogenous — [ek΄tō jen′ik, ek΄təjen′ikek täj′ə nəs] adj. that can develop outside the host: said of certain parasitic bacteria: also ectogenic [ek΄tō jen′ik, ek΄təjen′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • ectogenous — (ˈ)ek|täjənəs adjective Etymology: probably from German ektogen + English ous : capable of development apart from the host used chiefly of pathogenic bacteria * * * /ek toj euh neuhs/, adj. growing outside the body of the host, as certain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectogenous — /ek toj euh neuhs/, adj. growing outside the body of the host, as certain bacteria and other parasites. Also, ectogenic /ek teuh jen ik/. [1880 85; ECTO + GENOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ectogenous — adjective Able to survive outside of its host Syn: exogenous …   Wiktionary

  • ectogenous — adj. created externally, created outside …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectogenous — ec·tog·e·nous …   English syllables

  • ectogenous — /ɛkˈtɒdʒənəs/ (say ek tojuhnuhs) adjective (of bacteria) able to live and develop outside the host. –ectogenesis /ɛktoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say ektoh jenuhsuhs), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • exogenous — Originating or produced outside of the organism. SYN: ectogenous, exogenetic. [exo + G. gen, production] * * * ex·og·e·nous ek säj ə nəs also ex·o·gen·ic .ek sō jen ik adj 1) growing from or on the outside <exogenous spores> 2) caused by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Production — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Production >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,162,158} production creation construction formation fabrication manufacture Sgm: N 1 building building architecture erection edification Sg …   English dictionary for students

  • ectogenic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|jenik adjective Etymology: probably from German ektogen ectogenic (from ekt ect from New Latin + gen genic, genous, from Greek genēs born) + English ic more at gen 1. of disease : exogenous 2 …   Useful english dictionary