Definition of ectoparasite
: a parasite that lives on the exterior of its host
ectoparasiticplay \ˌek-tō-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik, -ˌpa-rə-\ adjective
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All the cats had irritated, painful ears consistent with a contagious ectoparasite, the document stated.
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Origin and Etymology of ectoparasite
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
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