Ectoparasite definition

ĕktə-părə-sīt
Any parasite that lives on the outer surface of an animal.
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A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.
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A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.
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A parasite that lives on the surface of a host organism; such as the demodex mite which lives in human hair and eyelashes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ectoparasite
Plural:
ectoparasites