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epizoon

 [ep″ĭ-zo´on] (pl. epizo´a) (Gr.)
an external animal parasite.

ep·i·zo·on

, pl.

ep·i·zo·a

(ep-i-zō'on, -zō'ă),
An animal parasite living on the body surface.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]

epizoon

(ĕp′ĭ-zō′ŏn, -ən)
n. pl. epi·zoa (-zō′ə)
An epizoic organism.

ep·i·zo·on

, pl. epizoa (ep'i-zō'on, -ă)
An animal parasite living on the body surface.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]

epizoon

any animal living on the body surface of another animal.

epizoon

pl. epizoa [Gr.] an external animal parasite.
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These bivalves have been reported specifically as epizoans on mangrove roots, gorgonians, corals (Slack-Smith, 1998), decapod crustaceans (Fernandez-Leborans, 2010) and other mollusks (Cope, 1968; Eschweile & Buschbaum, 2011; Zell, Beckmann, & Stinnesbeck, 2014).