epizoite
noun see epizoic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • epizoite — noun see epizoic * * * epizoite / zōˈīt/ noun • • • Main Entry: ↑epizoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • epizoite — ep·i·zo·ite …   English syllables

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

  • epizoon — /ep euh zoh on, euhn/, n., pl. epizoa / zoh euh/. Biol. an external parasite or commensal on the body of an animal; ectozoon. Also, epizoite. [1830 40; < NL; see EPI , ZOON] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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