Epizoic

Ep`i*zo"ic

(?), a. (Zol.) Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; -- said of external parasites.
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Ep`i*zo"n

(?), n.;
pl. Epizoa (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + zw^,on animal.] (Zol.) One of the artificial group of invertebrates of various kinds, which live parasitically upon the exterior of other animals; an ectozon. Among them are the lice, ticks, many acari, the lerneans, or fish lice, and other crustaceans.
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