entozoic

[ en-tuh-zoh-ik ]
/ ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ɪk /

adjective

(of a parasitic animal) living within the body of its host.

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Origin of entozoic

First recorded in 1860–65; entozo(a) + -ic
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Example sentences from the Web for entozoic

  • Before Kchenmeister's experiments in 1852, there was no general knowledge of the exact pathology of entozoic disease.

British Dictionary definitions for entozoic

entozoic
/ (ˌɛntəʊˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to an entozoon
living inside an animalentozoic fungi
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