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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 effects of the ectoparasitic snail, Boonea impressa, on the growth and health of oysters, (Crassostrea virginica) under field conditions.
Repeated examination of the two cats by a veterinarian demonstrated no evidence of ectoparasitic infections.
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This emphasizes to jot down a comprehensive and integrated approach for controlling ectoparasitic population on livestock and humans.
Furthermore, native cattle have higher heat tolerance, higher resistance to regional ectoparasitic diseases, and the ability to utilize low quality forages (FAO, 2006).
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Scabies is a contagious ectoparasitic infestation affecting all races and social classes, with a higher prevalence in underdeveloped countries.
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For example, studies that made use of microsatellite variability in disease vectors have uncovered patterns of genetic differentiation that have given insight into how ectoparasitic vectors cause outbreaks (5,6, 10-13).