entozoon

[en-tuh-zoh-on]
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noun, plural en·to·zo·a [en-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ə/.
  1. any animal parasite, as an intestinal worm, that lives within the body of its host (opposed to ectozoon).
Also entozoan.

Origin of entozoon

First recorded in 1825–35; ento- + -zoon
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Related Words for entozoon

maggot, worm, caterpillar, entozoon, centipede

Examples from the Web for entozoon

Historical Examples of entozoon

  • He also showed that the entozoon was the cause of the hmaturia known to be endemic at the Cape.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • We know nothing, for certain, respecting the source of this entozoon.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • From the earliest times this entozoon has been confounded with the palisade worm.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • 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.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for entozoon

entozoon

entozoan

noun plural -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
  1. any animal, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another animal, usually as a parasite
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entozoon in Medicine

entozoon

[ĕn′tə-zōŏn′]
n. pl. en•to•zo•a (-zōə)
  1. An animal parasite, such as a tapeworm or liver fluke, inhabiting any of the internal organs or tissues.
Related formsen′to•zoal adj.
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