ectoparasite


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ectoparasite

 [ek″to-par´ah-sīt]
a parasite living on the surface of the host's body. adj., adj ectoparasit´ic.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt),
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

(ĕk′tə-păr′ə-sīt′)
n.
A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.

ec′to·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
ec′to·par′a·sit·ism n.

ectoparasite

[ek′tōper′əsīt]
Etymology: Gk, ektos + parasitos, guest
(in medical parasitology) an organism that lives on the outside of the body of the host, such as a louse.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

Any organism living on the outside of another organism and depending on it for nutrition. Lice, ticks and mites may be human ectoparasites.

ectoparasite

see PARASITE.

ectoparasite

parasite living on host body surface, e.g. scabies mite

ectoparasite

a parasite living on the surface of the host's body.
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The best way to prevent vector borne diseases in pets is to ensure they have year-round protection from all ectoparasites.
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Our objective was to investigate the presence and prevalence of Protocalliphora ectoparasites on nestling Red-shouldered Hawks in two regions of southern Ohio: suburban southwestern Ohio (SWOH) and rural, forested Hocking Hills (HH) in south-central Ohio.
It is difficult to ascertain how the ectoparasite infestations observed in these birds affected their health.
Bat Ectoparasite Flies and Fleas as Vectors for Transmitting Bartonella
The NPH should be more relevant for holenesting birds which may reuse the same cavity for several breeding attempts, thus increasing the probability of detrimental ectoparasite attacks.
In Mexico, it has been reported only from the Peninsula of Baja California as an ectoparasite of Sceloporus rufidorsum (Hoffmann, 1949), Aspidoscelis labialis (Greenberg, 1952), Sceloporus licki (= Sceloporus orcutti licki), and Urosaurus nigricaudus (Loomis and Spath, 1969), and in the state of Guerrero on Sceloporus siniferus (Greenberg, 1952).
Data were collected between June and September 1997, and ectoparasite collection was repeated with Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha in September 2000.