endoparasite

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

noun

an internal parasite (opposed to ectoparasite).

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Origin of endoparasite

First recorded in 1880–85; endo- + parasite

OTHER WORDS FROM endoparasite

en·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 forms of endoparasite

endoparasitic (ˌɛndəʊˌpærəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for endoparasite

endoparasite
[ ĕn′dō-părə-sīt′ ]

n.

A parasite, such as a tapeworm or hookworm, living within the body of its host.

Other words from endoparasite

en′do•par•a•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.en′do•para•sit•ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.
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Scientific definitions for endoparasite

endoparasite
[ ĕn′dō-părə-sīt′ ]

See under parasite.
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