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ectoparasite

[ek-toh-par-uh-sahyt] /ˌɛk toʊˈpær əˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an external parasite (opposed to endoparasite).
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; ecto- + parasite
Related forms
ectoparasitic
[ek-toh-par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌɛk toʊˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectoparasitic

ectoparasite

/ˌɛktəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a parasite, such as the flea, that lives on the outer surface of its host Also called exoparasite
Derived Forms
ectoparasitic (ˌɛktəʊˌpærəˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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ectoparasitic in Medicine

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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ectoparasitic in Science
ectoparasite
  (ěk'tə-pār'ə-sīt')   
See under parasite.
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