- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛktə(ʊ)ˈpæɹəˌsaɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɛktəˈpɛɹəˌsaɪt/
- Hyphenation: ec‧to‧par‧a‧site
ectoparasite (plural ectoparasites)
- A parasite that lives on the surface of a host organism; such as the Demodex mite, which lives in human hair and eyelashes.
parasite living on the surface of host organism