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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.
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ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt),
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.
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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.
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ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ectoparasite

Any organism living on the outside of another organism and depending on it for nutrition. Lice, ticks and mites may be human ectoparasites.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ectoparasite

see PARASITE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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For practical reasons it was not possible to examine the interior of fissures, or undertake trapping of bats to ascertain whether the flies are phoretic as adults, a possibility that appears unlikely given that Mormotomyia lacks the modified tarsal claws apparent in fly families known to be phoretic or ectoparasitic on bats (Kirk-Spriggs et al.
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.
Although the exact cause of higher prevalence of hypodermatosis in female buffaloes could not be explained but it could be hypothesized that stresses of production make the buffaloes more susceptible to any ectoparasitic infection as has been reported by Iqbal et al.
The particular groups of root-knot, cyst, endoparasitic and ectoparasitic nematodes are covered.
Ge, "The resistance mechanism of the Asian honey bee, Apis cerana Fabr., to an ectoparasitic mite, Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans," Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol.
Biodegradable systems of drug delivery for veterinary use as microspheres and implants, including in situ, have been tested for temperature control, growth, ectoparasitic control, vaccine and antibiotics delivery, and use as antiparasitic agents and steroids for fertility control [2, 3].
(1990) Ectoparasitic and phoretic arthropods of Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) in central Tennessee, journal of Parasitology 76: 581-583.