Definition of Epizoic

1. Adjective. Living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite. "An epizoic plant parasite"

Antonyms: Entozoic



Definition of Epizoic

1. a. Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; -- said of external parasites.

Definition of Epizoic

1. Adjective. living or growing on the external surface of an animal (not always as a parasite) ¹

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Definition of Epizoic

1. living on the body of an animal [adj]

Medical Definition of Epizoic

1. Living as a parasite on the skin surface. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epizoic

epitrochoidal engine
epitrochoids
epitrope
epituberculosis
epituberculous infiltration
epitympanic
epitympanic recess
epitympanic space
epitympanum
epityphlitis
epizeuxes
epizeuxis
epizoa
epizoan
epizoans
epizoic (current term)
epizoic commensalism
epizoism
epizoisms
epizoite
epizoites
epizoochory
epizoodic
epizoology
epizoon
epizoons
epizootic
epizootic bovine abortion
epizootic cellulitis
epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deer

Literary usage of Epizoic

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1. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"A large number of the sedentary forms are epizoic. ... but in this instance the epizoic habit does not appear to be necessary, as the same forms may also be ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... Mau- only a single tentacle and that suctorial; epizoic on Cyclops. pas; ... 15). body rounded, processes repeatedly branched, epizoic on Rills of ..."

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