endoparasite

[ en-doh-par-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈpær əˌsaɪt /

noun

an internal parasite (opposed to ectoparasite).

Nearby words

  1. endomyometritis,
  2. endomysium,
  3. endoneuritis,
  4. endoneurium,
  5. endonuclease,
  6. endopeptidase,
  7. endopericarditis,
  8. endoperidium,
  9. endoperimyocarditis,
  10. endoperitonitis

Origin of endoparasite

First recorded in 1880–85; endo- + parasite

Related formsen·do·par·a·sit·ic [en-doh-par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for endoparasite

endoparasite

/ (ˌɛndəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt) /

noun

a parasite, such as the tapeworm, that lives within the body of its host
Derived Formsendoparasitic (ˌɛndəʊˌpærəˈsɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for endoparasite

endoparasite

[ ĕn′dō-părə-sīt′ ]

n.

A parasite, such as a tapeworm or hookworm, living within the body of its host.
Related formsen′do•par•a•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.en′do•para•sit•ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.


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Science definitions for endoparasite

endoparasite

[ ĕn′dō-părə-sīt′ ]

See under parasite.
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