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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.
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ectoparasite

see PARASITE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005