Definition of Epizoon

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

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



Definition of Epizoon

1. Noun. (biology) An external animal parasite ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of epizoon) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epizoon

1. an epizoic parasite [n -ZOA]

Medical Definition of Epizoon

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Upon + animal. One of the artificial group of invertebrates of various kinds, which live parasitically upon the exterior of other animals; an ectozoon. Among them are the lice, ticks, many acari, the lerneans, or fish lice, and other crustaceans. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epizoon

epityphlitis
epizeuxes
epizeuxis
epizoa
epizoan
epizoans
epizoic
epizoic commensalism
epizoism
epizoisms
epizoite
epizoites
epizoochory
epizoodic
epizoology
epizoon (current term)
epizoons
epizootic
epizootic bovine abortion
epizootic cellulitis
epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deer
epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deer virus
epizootic lymphangitis
epizootically
epizootics
epizooties
epizootiologic
epizootiologies
epizootiology
epizooty

Literary usage of Epizoon

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1. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia: With Figures of All the Species by Charles Darwin (1854)
"... it might have been expected that they would have shown some special affinity towards each other; but this is not the case; the epizoon of Ibla is more ..."

2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"An animal hat lives upon another; an external parasite. epizoon osl. ... sometimes, relating to an epizoon, ..."

3. Paludism by Alphonse Laveran (1893)
"... has compared an epizoon fairly common in oxen in the Danubian provinces to ... epizoon is characterised by fever and ..."

4. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"... huge limbs of mother earth, one cannot help thinking of man as a parasitic animal, — an epizoon making his abode in the skin of the planetary organism. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"The mite lives on the ant as an epizoon. " It fixes itself on the lower surface of the head or on tbe sides of the abdomen of its host by means of the ..."

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