[ ek-tuh-zoh-on, -uhn ]
/ ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən /
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noun, plural ec·to·zo·a [ek-tuh-zoh-uh]. /ˌɛk təˈzoʊ ə/. Biology.
any animal parasite, as the louse, that lives on the surface of its host (opposed to entozoon).
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Example sentences from the Web for ectozoon
The most common ectozoon is the hog louse (Hmatopinus suis).
Another ectozoon, placed by Mgnin and others amongst the lowest types of Arachnida, is the well-known Demodex folliculorum.
Medical definitions for ectozoon
[ ĕk′tə-zō′ŏn′ ]
n. pl. ec•to•zo•a (-zō′ə)
An animal parasite, such as a flea or louse, living on the exterior of the host organism.
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