ectoparasite


ec·to·par·a·site

noun \ˌek-tō-ˈper-ə-ˌsīt, -ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of ECTOPARASITE

:  a parasite that lives on the exterior of its host
ec·to·par·a·sit·ic \-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik, -pa-rə-\ adjective

Origin of ECTOPARASITE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1861

ec·to·par·a·site

noun \ˌek-tō-ˈpar-ə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ECTOPARASITE

: a parasite that lives on the exterior of its host—compare endoparasite
ec·to·par·a·sit·ic \-ˌpar-ə-ˈsit-ik\ adjective

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