Definition of epizoon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈzōän/

noun (plural epizoa /-ˈzōə/)

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


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

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Syllabification: ep·i·zo·on

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