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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Able to survive outside a host (as some bacteria and other parasites do).
From Greek ecto- (outside) + -genous (producing). Earliest documented use: 1883.
“But on other levels, its dark, poisonous, ectogenous malignancy continues to feed on information and remembered pain and pleasure, changing, growing, spreading within the vast host body.”
Rex Miller; Savant; Open Road; 2014.
See more usage examples of ectogenous in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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