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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.