epi·​zo·​ic ˌe-pə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce epizoic (audio)
: living upon the body of an animal
an epizoic plant
epizoite noun

Word History


epi- + -zoic entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epizoic was circa 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Epizoic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epizoic. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


epi·​zo·​ic ˌep-ə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce epizoic (audio)
: dwelling upon the body of an animal
epizoism noun
epizoite noun
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