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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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Patch formation by the ectoparasitic snail Boonea impressa on its oyster host, Crassostrea virginica.
The invasive Korea and Japan types of Varroa destructor, ectoparasitic mites of the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera), are two partially isolated clones, Proc.
The ecological significance of this variation is difficult to assess because no adverse effects of ectoparasitic mites upon harvestmen physiology or reproductive success have yet been empirically demonstrated (Guffey 1998).
For females, this behavior may have been driven by ectoparasitic load (Lewis, 1996).
Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Rondani) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is an ectoparasitic idiobiont that exercises control over a great number of Diptera in the families of Tephritidae, Tachinidae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae, Calliphoridae and Anthomyiidae (Marchiori & Barbaresco 2007).
Experimental work on the Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor) has demonstrated that egg spots are associated with the presence of the ectoparasitic fly Carnus hemapterus (Diptera: Carnidae) (Lopez-Rull et al.
Most of his experience has been with sheep scab, so that gets most of the book's attention, along with two other major ectoparasitic problems facing sheep production worldwide: blowfly strike and chewing lice.
An SEM study of leg features of adults, specifically the form and structure of the tarsal claw and pulvillus, was also conducted and these were compared to the same structures in examples of the true bat fly ectoparasitic families Nycteribiidae and Streblidae, and to the phoretic Mystacinobiidae.
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Ectoparasitic mites (Acari) of sympatric Brazilian free-tailed bats and big brown bats in Alabama.
Nosocomial transmission and infection control aspects of parasitic and ectoparasitic diseases.
Perhaps, the taxa of nest-arthropods we observed were more resilient to arid conditions of our study area than were ectoparasitic taxa.