Origin of ectoparasite
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The embryos are ciliated, unlike those of many of the ectoparasite worms.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
The only kind of ectoparasite found on captive cottonmouths in the course of my study was a snake mite, Ophionyssus natricus.
- a parasite, such as the flea, that lives on the outer surface of its hostAlso called: exoparasite
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- A parasite that lives on the surface or exterior of the host organism, such as an ectophyte or an ectozoon.
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- See under parasite.
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