ectoparasite definition

  • noun:
    • A parasite, eg a flea, that life on the exterior of some other system.
    • A parasite that lives on the surface of a bunch organism; like the demodex mite which lives in peoples locks and eyelashes.
    • Any parasite which life on the outside of of pets; -- opposed to endoparasite.
    • An external parasite; a parasite living upon the exterior for the host, as distinguished from an endoparasite.
    • any exterior parasitic system (as fleas)

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