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epizoic

[ep-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
externally parasitic.
Origin of epizoic
1855-1860
1855-60; epizo(on) + -ic
Related forms
epizoism, noun
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  • Our epizoic literature is becoming so extensive that nobody is safe from its ad infinitum progeny.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for epizoic

epizoic

/ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an animal or plant) growing or living on the exterior of a living animal
2.
(of plants) having seeds or fruit dispersed by animals
Derived Forms
epizoism, noun
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epizoic in Medicine

epizoic ep·i·zo·ic (ěp'ĭ-zō'ĭk)
adj.
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.

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epizoic in Science
epizoic
  (ěp'ĭ-zō'ĭk)   
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.
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