epizoic

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ep·i·zo·ic

 (ĕp′ĭ-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.

ep′i·zo′ism n.

epizoic

(ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɪk)
adj
1. (Biology) (of an animal or plant) growing or living on the exterior of a living animal
2. (Botany) (of plants) having seeds or fruit dispersed by animals
ˌepiˈzoism n

ep•i•zo•ic

(ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ɪk)

adj.
living on the surface of an animal.
[1855–60]
ep`i•zo′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epizoic - living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite; "an epizoic plant parasite"
endozoic, entozoic, entozoan - living within a living animal usually as a parasite; "entozoic worms"