ectozoon
n. [Gr. ektos, outside; zoon, animal]
An ectoparasite.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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

  • ectozoon — An animal parasite living on the surface of the body. [ecto + G. zoon, animal] * * * ec·to·zo·on (ek″to zoґon) pl. ectozoґa. Epizoon …   Medical dictionary

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

  • ectozoon — ec·to·zo·on …   English syllables

  • ectozoon —   n. (pl. zoa) external parasite.    ♦ ectozoan,    ♦ ectozoic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • 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

  • 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] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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