epizoic

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epizoic

 [ep″ĭ-zo´ik]
pertaining to or caused by an epizoon.

ep·i·zo·ic

(ep'i-zō'ik),
Living as a parasite on the skin surface.

epizoic

(ĕp′ĭ-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.

ep′i·zo′ism n.

ep·i·zo·ic

(ep'i-zō'ik)
Living as a parasite on the skin surface.

epizoic

  1. (of an organism) living attached to the outside of the body of an animal.
  2. (of fruits or seeds) having a dispersal mechanism which results from their being attached to the exterior of an animal.

epizoic

pertaining to or caused by an epizoon.