ectophagous
adj. [Gr. ektos, outside; phagein, to eat]
Feeding externally.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • ectophagous — ec·toph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • ectophagous — (ˈ)ek|täfəgəs adjective Etymology: ect + phagous : feeding from without: a. of a parasitoid insect larva : developing external to and feeding on the surface of the host compare endophagous b. : consuming vegetation or plant debris by ingestion… …   Useful english dictionary

  • endophagous — (ˈ)en|däfəgəs adjective Etymology: end + phagous : feeding from within: a. of a parasitoid insect larva : developing within and feeding on the internal organs and tissues of the host compare ectophagous b. : consuming vegetation or plant debris… …   Useful english dictionary

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