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epizoon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epizoon  \Ep`i*zo"["o]n\,  n.;  pl  {Epizoa}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  'epi` 
  upon  +  ?  animal.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  artificial  group  of  invertebrates  of  various 
  kinds,  which  live  parasitically  upon  the  exterior  of  other 
  animals;  an  ectozo["o]n.  Among  them  are  the  lice,  ticks,  many 
  acari,  the  lerneans,  or  fish  lice,  and  other  crustaceans. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epizoon 
  n  :  any  external  parasitic  organism  (as  fleas)  [syn:  {ectoparasite}, 
  {ectozoon},  {ectozoa},  {epizoa}] 




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