Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A parasitic fungus which is able to infect a certain host-plant only when that host is wounded or otherwise injured. Compare œoparasite.

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  • noun An ectoparasite that becomes pathogenic only when the host is weakened or injured

Etymologies

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From xeno- +‎ parasite

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