ectoparasite


ectoparasite

noun

  1. an external parasite (opposed to endoparasite).

noun

  1. a parasite, such as the flea, that lives on the outer surface of its hostAlso called: exoparasite

n.

  1. A parasite that lives on the surface or exterior of the host organism, such as an ectophyte or an ectozoon.

  1. See under parasite.

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