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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An epizoic organism.

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  • n. An external animal parasite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the artificial group of invertebrates of various kinds, which live parasitically upon the exterior of other animals; an ectozo├Ân. Among them are the lice, ticks, many acari, the lerneans, or fish lice, and other crustaceans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Epizoa; an epizoan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any external parasitic organism (as fleas)

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