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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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New host records for endoparasites of the dark-sided salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura and the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from two caves in Arkansas, USA.
The presence of large adult isopod parasites in the oral cavity interferes with feeding, causing stress and growth retardation, and predisposition to invasion of bacteria and/or endoparasites (Varvarigos, 2003).
lepturus in summer was reflected in the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of populations of metazoan endoparasites.