epizoic

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From international scientific vocabulary, from New Latin, from epizoon +‎ -ic = epi- +‎ zoic = epi- +‎ zoo- +‎ -ic.

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epizoic (not comparable)

 
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  1. (biology, of a microorganism) Growing on the surface of an animal host, as:
    1. (usually) In a nonparasitic way, using an animal's skin as a microhabitat.
    2. (less commonly) In a parasitic way, as an external parasite.

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Do not confuse epizooic or epizoic (epi- + zoo- + -ic) with epizootic (epi- + zoo- + -otic).

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