ectoparasite
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1861 a parasite that lives on the exterior of its host • ectoparasitic adjective

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  • ectoparasite — [ ɛktoparazit ] n. m. et adj. • 1878; de ecto et parasite ♦ Zool. Parasite externe (opposé à endoparasite). La puce est un ectoparasite. ● ectoparasite nom masculin Parasite sous cutané ou vivant sur la peau occasionnellement ou en permanence et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ectoparasite — Ec to*par a*site, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any parasite which lives on the exterior of animals; opposed to {endoparasite}. {Ec to*par a*sit ic}, a. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectoparasite — [ek΄tō par′ə sīt΄, ek΄təpar′ə sīt΄] n. any parasite that lives on the outer surface of an animal: opposed to ENDOPARASITE ectoparasitic [ek΄tō par′əsit′ik, ek΄tə par′əsit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ectoparasite — Un ectoparasite est un parasite externe, c est à dire un parasite qui vit sur la surface corporelle d un être vivant. Parmi eux, chez l humain on trouve les Siphonaptera communément appelé puces les Phthiraptera communément appelé poux, les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ectoparasite — ektoparazitai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Parazitiniai organizmai, nuolat arba laikinai gyvenantys kitų organizmų (žmonių, gyvūnų, augalų) kūno paviršiuje, mintantys jų krauju ir kitais audiniais. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ectoparasite — an external parasite, on fishes often lice or leeches. Also includes parasites found in the gill cavity …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ectoparasite — n. [Gr. ektos, outside; para, beside; sitos, food] A parasite feeding on a host from the exterior; ectoparasitic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ectoparasite — (ek to par ah saīt) A parasite that lives on the surface of its host …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • ectoparasite — ectoparasitic /ek toh par euh sit ik/, adj. /ek toh par euh suyt /, n. an external parasite (opposed to endoparasite). [1860 65; ECTO + PARASITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ectoparasite — noun A parasite that lives on the surface of a host organism; such as the demodex mite which lives in human hair and eyelashes …   Wiktionary

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