Ectozoa
Ectozoon Ec`to*zo"["o]n, n.; pl. {Ectozoa}. [NL., fr. Gr. 'ekto`s outside outside + zw^,on an animal.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Epizo["o]n}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Ectozoa — Ec·to·zoa .ek tə zō ə n pl external animal parasites often used as if a taxon …   Medical dictionary

  • ectozoa — n. (Biology) ectozoon (parasite which lives on the body of its host)n. parasite which lives on the body of its host …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectozoa — ec·to·zoa …   English syllables

  • ectozoa — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectozoon — n. Biol. a parasite that lives on the outside of its host. * * * noun any external parasitic organism (as fleas) • Syn: ↑ectoparasite, ↑ectozoan, ↑epizoan, ↑epizoon • Derivationally related forms: ↑epizoan (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ectozoon — Ec to*zo [ o]n, n.; pl. {Ectozoa}. [NL., fr. Gr. ekto s outside outside + zw^,on an animal.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Epizo[ o]n}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectozoon — /ek teuh zoh on, euhn/, n., pl. ectozoa / zoh euh/. Biol. any animal parasite, as the louse, that lives on the surface of its host (opposed to entozoon). Also, ectozoan. [1855 60; ECTO + ZOON] * * * …   Universalium

  • epizoa — epi·zoa .ep ə zō ə n pl ECTOZOA * * * epi·zoa (ep″ĭ zoґə) [Gr.] plural of epizoon …   Medical dictionary

  • ectozoan — I noun any external parasitic organism (as fleas) • Syn: ↑ectoparasite, ↑ectozoon, ↑epizoan, ↑epizoon • Derivationally related forms: ↑epizoan (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectozoic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|zōik adjective Etymology: New Latin ectozoa + English ic : living on the surface of an animal : ectozoan * * * /ek teuh zoh ik/, adj. (of a parasitic animal) living on the surface of its host. [ECTOZO(ON) + IC] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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