Definition of Ectozoon

1. Noun. Any external parasitic organism (as fleas).

Exact synonyms: Ectoparasite, Ectozoan, Epizoan, Epizoon
Generic synonyms: Parasite
Specialized synonyms: Flea
Derivative terms: Ectozoan, Epizoan



Definition of Ectozoon

1. Noun. (zoology) An epizoon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ectozoon

1. a parasite on the body of an animal [n -ZOA]

Medical Definition of Ectozoon

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Outside + an animal. See Epizoon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ectozoon

ectotherm
ectothermic
ectothermically
ectotherms
ectothermy
ectothrices
ectothrix
ectotoxin
ectotrophic
ectotrophoblastic cavity
ectotympanic
ectozoa
ectozoan
ectozoans
ectozoic
ectozoon (current term)
ectrocheiry
ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome
ectrogenic
ectromelia virus
ectromelic
ectropic
ectropion
ectropion uveae
ectropium
ectropody

Literary usage of Ectozoon

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1. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"Name given by Prof. Owen for the transverse bone of Cu- vier, in reptiles.] [ectozoon (l<ros, without; $Sov, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1848)
"... and this ectozoon receives his death-blow by the inunction of the sulphur, which is oftentimes not accomplished by the mere application of sulphur ..."

3. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1861)
"... I have arrived at the conclusion that the foreign cystic bodies adherent to the conjunctiva are the ova of an ectozoon, the latter being parasitic, ..."

4. Parasites: A Treatise on the Entozoa of Man and Animals Including Some by Thomas Spencer Cobbold (1879)
"The external parasites of swine are not so numerous as might be expected from the habits of their hosts. The most common ectozoon is the hog louse ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1842)
"... is its connexion with a peculiar One very curious point in this discreditable The existence of this ectozoon had long been insect, called accordingly ..."

6. Buffalo Medical Journal (1849)
"... the acarus is exposed, and this ectozoon receives his death-blow by the inunction of the sulphur, which is oftentimes not accomplished by the mere ..."

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