[ep-uh-zoh-on, -uh n]
- an external parasite or commensal on the body of an animal; ectozoon.
Origin of epizoon
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- an organism that lives on an animal but is not parasitic on it
- an animal, such as a parasite, that lives on the body of another animal
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek zōion animal
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- An epizoic organism.
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