epizoic


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epizoic

[¦ep·ə¦zō·ik]
(biology)
Living on the body of an animal.
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Coliform concentrations corrected by weight per unit area (Table 3) and expressed as a percentage of the total show that, across all sites, the epizoic barnacles are a much larger reservoir for coliform bacteria than their associated mussels.
Henebry MS and BT Ridgeway: Epizoic ciliated protozoa of planktonic copepods and cladocerans and their possible use as indicators of organic water pollution.
Effects of the epizoic ciliate Epistylis daphinae, on growth, reproduction and mortality of Boeckella triarticulata (Thompson) (Copepoda: Calanoida).
We estimated size and incidence of epizoic animals on 9105 sponges, black corals, and gorgonians.