Ecto meaning

ektō, ektə
Outer; external.

Ectoparasite.

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Outside, external.

Ectoderm.

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Origin of ecto

  • ModL < Gr ektos, outside < IE *eĝhs-, out > L ex

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Late Greek ekto- from ektos outside from ek, ek- out eghs in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Ancient Greek ἐκτός (ektos, “outside”).

    From Wiktionary