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epizoon

or ep路i路zo路ite

[ ep-uh-zoh-on, -uhn ]
/ 藢蓻p 蓹藞zo蕣 蓲n, -蓹n /
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noun, plural ep路i路zo路a [ep-uh-zoh-uh]. /藢蓻p 蓹藞zo蕣 蓹/. Biology.
an external parasite or commensal on the body of an animal; ectozoon.
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Origin of epizoon

From New Latin, dating back to 1830鈥40; see origin at epi-, -zoon
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British Dictionary definitions for epizoon

epizoon
/ (藢蓻p瑟藞z蓹蕣蓲n) /

noun plural -zoa (-藞z蓹蕣蓹)
an animal, such as a parasite, that lives on the body of another animal

Derived forms of epizoon

epizoan, adjective

Word Origin for epizoon

C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek z艒ion animal
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Medical definitions for epizoon

epizoon
[ 臅p鈥材-z艒艔n, -蓹n ]

n. pl. ep鈥鈥o鈥 (-z艒)
An epizoic organism.
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