American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Living or growing on the external surface of an animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In natural history, living on the surface or in the skin of animals, as lice, ticks, and many other insects, various parasitic fungi, etc. Also epizoötic.
- Specifically, of or pertaining to the crustaceous parasites known as Epizoa.
- Also epizoal, epizoan.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; -- said of external parasites.
- adj. living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite
- epi- + -zoic (Wiktionary)
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