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[ep-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ɪk/

adjective, Biology.
externally parasitic.
(of an animal or plant) growing or living on the exterior of a living animal
(of plants) having seeds or fruit dispersed by animals

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


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