Definitions for ectoparasiteˌɛk toʊˈpær əˌsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•to•par•a•siteˌɛk toʊˈpær əˌsaɪt(n.)

  1. an external parasite.

    Category: Ecology, Microbiology

Origin of ectoparasite:


ec`to•par`a•sit′ic-ˈsɪt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ectoparasite, ectozoan, ectozoon, epizoan, epizoon(noun)

    any external parasitic organism (as fleas)


  1. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ectoparasite(noun)

    any parasite which lives on the exterior of animals; -- opposed to endoparasite


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