epizoan vs epizoon what difference

what is difference between epizoan and epizoon

English

Noun

epizoan (plural epizoans)

  1. Alternative form of epizoon

Anagrams

  • azepino


English

Etymology

From epi- +‎ -zoon.

Noun

epizoon (plural epizoons or epizoa)

  1. (biology) A microorganism (such as a yeast-type fungus or a protozoon) that grows on the surface of an animal host, as:
    1. (usually) In a nonparasitic way, using an animal’s skin as a microhabitat.
    2. (less commonly) In a parasitic way, as an external parasite.

Hypernyms

  • epibiont

Coordinate terms

  • epiphyte

Related terms

  • epizoic
  • epizooic

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