This week week’s word is ectoparasite.
Pronounced – Ekto-PAH-ra-site
Meaning – a parasite that lives on the outside of its victim, such as a flea or a louse.
Origin – from the greek words ektos (outside) and parasitos (guest).
Similar word – endoparasite (a parasite that lives inside its host).
Example usage – Fish that have been caught in the wild often suffer from ectoparasites such as flukes.
Trivia – There are as many different species of fluke as there are of fish!