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- n. Parasitic fungus which is capable of infecting hosts under normalised conditions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any specialized parasitic fungus which is able to infect its proper host under normal conditions: applied by Salmon to certain Erysiphaceæ. Compare xenoparasite.
Compound of œco- + parasite, from Ancient Greek: οἶκος (oikos, "house, residency") conjuncted with παράσιτος (parasitos, "one who eats at the table of another"). (Wiktionary)