adj. [Gr. epi, upon; zoon, animal]
Pertaining to an organism living on, or attached to the body of another animal; see endozoic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Epizoic — Ep i*zo ic, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; said of external parasites. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epizoic — EPIZÓIC, Ă adj. 1. care creşte pe corpul animalelor. 2. (despre fructe, seminţe, spori) care se răspândeşte fixându se de corpul animalelor. (< fr. épizoïque) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • epizoic — [ep΄i zō′ik] adj. living on or attached to the external surface of an animal, but not parasitic epizoite [ep΄ə zōīt΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • epizoic — adjective Date: circa 1857 living upon the body of an animal < an epizoic plant > • epizoite noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epizoic — adjective living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite an epizoic plant parasite • Ant: ↑entozoic …   Useful english dictionary

  • epizoic — epizoism, n. /ep euh zoh ik/, adj. Biol. externally parasitic. [1855 60; EPIZO(ON) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • epizoic — adjective living or growing on the external surface of an animal (not always as a parasite) …   Wiktionary

  • epizoic — Living as a parasite on the skin surface. * * * epi·zo·ic .ep ə zō ik adj dwelling upon the body of an animal epi·zo·ism .iz əm n epi·zo·ite .īt n * * * epi·zo·ic (ep″ĭ zoґik) 1. pertaining to …   Medical dictionary

  • epizoic — adj. living as an external parasite, living upon the body of its host (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epizoic — [ˌɛpɪ zəʊɪk] adjective Biology living non parasitically on the exterior of a living animal. Derivatives epizoite ɛpɪ zəʊʌɪt noun Origin C19: from epi + Gk zōion animal + ic …   English new terms dictionary

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