entozoon

[ en-tuh-zoh-on ]
/ ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ɒn /

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).

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Also entozoan.

Origin of entozoon

First recorded in 1825–35; ento- + -zoon
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British Dictionary definitions for entozoon

entozoon

entozoan

/ (ˌɛntəʊˈzəʊɒn) /

noun plural -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)

any animal, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another animal, usually as a parasite
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Medical definitions for entozoon

entozoon
[ ĕn′tə-zōŏn′ ]

n. pl. en•to•zo•a (-zōə)

An animal parasite, such as a tapeworm or liver fluke, inhabiting any of the internal organs or tissues.

Other words from entozoon

en′to•zoal adj.
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