[ ep-uh-zoh-on, -uh n ]
/ ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən /
noun, plural ep·i·zo·a [ep-uh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛp əˈzoʊ ə/. Biology.
an external parasite or commensal on the body of an animal; ectozoon.
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British Dictionary definitions for epizoon
/ (ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɒn) /
noun plural -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
an animal, such as a parasite, that lives on the body of another animal
Derived forms of epizoonepizoan, adjective
Word Origin for epizoon
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek zōion animal
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Medical definitions for epizoon
[ ĕp′ĭ-zō′ŏn, -ən ]
n. pl. ep•i•zo•a (-zō′ə)
An epizoic organism.
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