Definition of epizoon in English:

epizoon

Syllabification: ep·i·zo·on
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈzōˌän
 
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noun (plural epizoa /-ˈzōə/)

Zoology
  • An animal that lives on the body of another animal, especially as a parasite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from epi- 'upon' + Greek zōion 'animal'.

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