A parasite that lives inside the body of an organism, such as a tapeworm.

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  • endoparasite — [ ɑ̃doparazit ] n. m. • 1877; de endo et parasite ♦ Biol. Parasite végétal ou animal vivant dans l intérieur de l organisme : tube digestif, appareil circulatoire, etc. (opposé à ectoparasite). ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Endoparasite — En do*par a*site, n. [Endo + parasite.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parasite which lives in the internal organs of an animal, as the tapeworms, Trichina, etc.; opposed to {ectoparasite}. See {Entozo[ o]n}. {En do*par a*sit ic}, a. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endoparasite — [en΄dō par′ə sīt΄] n. a parasite that inhabits the internal organs or tissues of an animal or plant …   English World dictionary

  • Endoparasite — Un endoparasite est un parasite habitant l’intérieur de son hôte, se nourrissant de son fluide intérieur et finissant parfois par le tuer : les larves d’ichneumon sont endoparasites. Les strepsiptères sont tous endoparasites. Le rétrovirus… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • endoparasite — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1882 a parasite that lives in the internal organs or tissues of its host • endoparasitic adjective • endoparasitism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endoparasite — an internal parasite, e.g. the fish Carapus apus living in the body cavity of holothurians and feeding on the gonads and water lungs. But see also inquiline …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • endoparasite — n. [Gr. endon, within; para, beside; sitos, food] A parasite that lives inside its host; endoparasitic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • endoparasite — (en do par ah saīt) A parasite that lives inside the body of its host …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • endoparasite — endoparasitic /en doh par euh sit ik/, adj. /en doh par euh suyt /, n. an internal parasite (opposed to ectoparasite). [1880 85; ENDO + PARASITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • endoparasite — A parasite living within the body of its host. * * * en·do·par·a·site par ə .sīt n a parasite that lives in the internal organs or tissues of its host compare ECTOPARASITE en·do·par·a·sit·ic .par ə sit ik adj en·do·par·a·sit·ism par ə …   Medical dictionary

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