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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Numbers presented are prevalence (percent of hosts infested) and numbers of males (M), Females (F) and Nymphs(N) col-lected for each ectoparasite species Virginia Ectoparasite species opossum Raccoon Tick: Dermacentor variabilis 83%, 42M, 44F 100%, 41M.
Prevalence of common ectoparasites infecting cattle and buffaloes in some areas of Jharkhand.
Molecular detection of Bartonella schoenbuchensis from ectoparasites of deer in Massachusetts.
Although raptors infested with these ectoparasites may show no clinical signs, severe infestation mainly by lice and feather mites, that may cause raggedlooking feathers and self-inflicted trauma; furthermore, some ectoparasites are vectors of several pathogens of rapine birds (Miller et al.
Trichodectes canis (De Geer, 1778) (Phthiraptera, Ischnocera), a new ectoparasite of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in the Czech Republic.
The distribution of ectoparasites was characterized by their aggregation or overdispersion (Krasnov et al.
Due to the fact that some ectoparasites impair the host immune response [14], the actual role of B.
Several ectoparasite species often infect the same nest (Marshall 1981, Johnson and Albrecht 1993, Eeva et al.
Among the arthropods, ectoparasites of domestic and wild birds are the group of mites that feed only of feathers or dead skin cells (PROCTOR, 2003; TUCCI, 2005; POUCKE, et al.
Therefore, it will be all the more interesting to follow the long-term evolution of ectoparasitism in the years to come in order to characterize the ectoparasite stand of the pigeon biset in the Algerian Sahel.
Argus persicus is an important ectoparasite of domestic and wild birds in the world; and play an important role in transmission of spirochaetal diseases in poultry (Buriro, 1979).
Owls in tallgrass prairie exhibited the capacity to alter their behavior in response to environmental change; however, a potentially high ectoparasite load and unfavorable conditions for maintaining pests could be one of several selective pressures that prevents burrowing owl populations from expanding eastward in the Great Plains.