Experiments with the cultivation of our three species of the genus Nyctotherus and of Balantidium entozoon and B. coli.
From the earliest times this entozoon has been confounded with the palisade worm.
Dr Ransom bases his belief on the known facts of the life-history of this entozoon, as recorded more especially by Leuckart.
The occurrence, however, of this entozoon in an American red fox points to a very wide geographical distribution of the species.
As regards the occurrence of this entozoon in the human body, the best account is that given by Frerichs.
In a large number of cases the entozoon has taken up its abode in organs of vital importance.
As above mentioned, it was Griesinger who first pointed out the clinical importance of this entozoon.
On the other hand, in not a few cases, the range of the entozoon is limited to a single territory or host.
In the course of the development of this entozoon, Leuckart recognises four well-marked stages.
As already stated, Prof. McConnell subsequently found this entozoon in man , a second instance being recorded later on .
entozoon en·to·zo·on (ěn'tə-zō'ŏn')
n. pl. en·to·zo·a (-zō'ə)
An animal parasite, such as a tapeworm or liver fluke, inhabiting any of the internal organs or tissues.