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parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites, or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.
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Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
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Parasitization of a host; usually refers to multicellular parasites (worms, arthropods).
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infestationThe condition of being invaded or inhabited by ectoparasites such as lice, mites or ticks. The term is also sometimes applied to large internal parasites such as intestinal worms, but this is more usually referred to as INFECTION.
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