ectoparasitic

ectoparasite

[ek-toh-par-uh-sahyt]
noun
an external parasite (opposed to endoparasite ).

Origin:
1860–65; ecto- + parasite

ectoparasitic [ek-toh-par-uh-sit-ik] , adjective
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ectoparasite (ˌɛktəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt)
 
n
Also called: exoparasite a parasite, such as the flea, that lives on the outer surface of its host
 
ectoparasitic
 
adj

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ectoparasite ec·to·par·a·site (ěk'tə-pār'ə-sīt')
n.
A parasite that lives on the surface or exterior of the host organism, such as an ectophyte or an ectozoon.


ec'to·par'a·sit'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
ec'to·par'a·sit·ism (-sĭ-tĭz'əm, -sī-) n.
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ectoparasite   (ěk'tə-pār'ə-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
See under parasite.
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