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epizoic

[ep-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
externally parasitic.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; epizo(on) + -ic
Related forms
epizoism, noun
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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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