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[ek-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n] /ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən/

noun, plural ectozoa
[ek-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ə/ (Show IPA). Biology.
any animal parasite, as the louse, that lives on the surface of its host (opposed to ).

ectozoon ec·to·zo·on (ěk’tə-zō’ŏn’)
n. pl. ec·to·zo·a (-zō’ə)
An animal parasite, such as a flea or louse, living on the exterior of the host organism.


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