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A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another organism.

en′do·par·a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
en′do·par′a·sit·ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.


(Zoology) a parasite, such as the tapeworm, that lives within the body of its host
endoparasitic adj


(ˌɛn doʊˈpær əˌsaɪt)

an internal parasite (opposed to ectoparasite).
en`do•par`a•sit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.endoparasite - any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)endoparasite - any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
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Endoparasites of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Denmark 2009-2012--a comparative study.
During the next 3 weeks, the bird's skin abnormalities gradually improved and it had no evidence of feather lice or endoparasites after treatment, based on visual examination and repeat fecal flotation, respectively.
This study provides an initial characterization of endoparasites in wild Puget Sound geoduck populations, and suggests that seasonal and geographic differences in distribution and infection intensity should be taken into account when moving animals among locales.
Endoparasites (Helminthes and Coccidians) in the Hedgehogs Atelerix algirus and Paraechinus aethiopicus in Algeria.
Endoparasites of the Hurter's spadefoot, Scaphiopus hurterii and the Plains spadefoot, Spea bombifrons (Anura: Scaphiopodidae), from southern Oklahoma.
A previous study with Blue-black Grassquits showed that endoparasites (coccidian oocysts) could negatively affect the percentage coverage of iridescent plumage (Costa and Macedo 2005).
Transmission of ectoparasites and endoparasites presents a potential animal-human interaction risk factor (CDC, 2011).
In the pre-experimental period, the bails were numbered, and the animals were earmarked and dewormed for ecto- and endoparasites.
Not only are these fish infected with adult and larval digeneans, but they also host other ecto- and endoparasites, sometimes having a heavy parasite burden (Jansen van Rensburg et al.
Important findings of the studies published at the congress include the epidemiology of endoparasites such as the lungworm Angyostrongylus vasorum.
Like nematodes, flatworms are some of the most diverse and commonly reported endoparasites of domestic animals.
Dogs are definitive hosts for several endoparasites with zoonotic potential such as A.