Ectoparasite



[ek-toh-par-uh-sahyt] /ˌɛk toʊˈpær əˌsaɪt/

noun
1.
an external (opposed to ).
/ˌɛktəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a parasite, such as the flea, that lives on the outer surface of its host Also called exoparasite

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.
ectoparasite
(ěk’tə-pār’ə-sīt’)
See under parasite.

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