- n. biology seed dispersal via transportation on the outside of vertebrate animals (mostly mammals)
- From epi- +zoo- + -chory. (Wiktionary)
“First, seeds can be transported on the outside of animals, a process known as epizoochory.”
“Ducks – particularly herbivorous species such as pochards – have proven to be highly important transporters of aquatic plants, both as seeds stuck to their feathers or feet (a form of transport known as epizoochory), and as propagules carried in the bird’s gut (a form of transport known as endozoochory).”
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