1. Pertaining to an endophyte. 2. Referring to an infiltrative, invasive tumor.

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en·do·phyt·ic .en-dō-'fit-ik adj tending to grow inward into tissues in fingerlike projections from a superficial site of origin used of tumors compare EXOPHYTIC

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en·do·phyt·ic (en″do-fitґik) [endo- + Gr. phyein to grow] 1. pertaining to an endophyte. 2. growing inward; proliferating on the interior or inside of an organ or other structure, as a tumor.

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