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Antonyms for epizoic

living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite

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Epizoic (surface-dwelling) barnacle species are commonly associated with shellfish and have been recognized as a potential contaminant for commercially harvested mussels (Clegg & Sherwood 1947), but only by secondary contamination, after harvesting.
Baldock BM: Peritrich ciliates epizoic on larvae of Brachycentrus subnubilus (Trichoptera): importance in relation to the total protozoan population in streams.
Differences between epilithic and epizoic hydroid assemblages from commercial scallop grounds in the Bay of Fundy, northwest Atlantic.
Epizoic barnacles removed from the skin of a humpback whale after a period of intense surface activity.