epizoism

epizoic

[ep-uh-zoh-ik]
adjective Biology.
externally parasitic.

Origin:
1855–60; epizo(on) + -ic

epizoism, noun
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epizoic (ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɪk)
 
adj
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
 
epi'zoism
 
n

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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   (ěp'ĭ-zō'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.
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