noun, plural en·to·zo·a [en-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ə/.
any animal parasite, as an intestinal worm, that lives within the body of its host (opposed to ectozoon).
Origin of entozoon
First recorded in 1825–35; ento-
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Historical Examples of entozoon
He also showed that the entozoon was the cause of the hmaturia known to be endemic at the Cape.
We know nothing, for certain, respecting the source of this entozoon.
From the earliest times this entozoon has been confounded with the palisade worm.
Experiments with the cultivation of our three species of the genus Nyctotherus and of Balantidium entozoon and B. coli.
The occurrence, however, of this entozoon in an American red fox points to a very wide geographical distribution of the species.
British Dictionary definitions for entozoon
noun plural -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
any animal, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another animal, usually as a parasite
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n. pl. en•to•zo•a (-zō′ə)
Related formsen′to•zo′al adj.
An animal parasite, such as a tapeworm or liver fluke, inhabiting any of the internal organs or tissues.
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