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a parasite living on the surface of the host's body. adj., adj ectoparasit´ic.
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An animal parasite living on the surface of the body.
[ecto- + G. zōon, animal]
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(ĕk-tō-zō′ŏn) [″ + zoon, animal]
A parasitic animal that lives on the outside of another animal.
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