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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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A biological agent is defined in the Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents (HBAs) as: any micro-organism, cell culture or human endoparasite, including any which has been genetically modified, which may cause an infection, allergy or toxicity, or otherwise create a hazard to human health.
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1] dry feces), endoparasite load by using a modified McMaster technique (Zajac and Conboy, 2006), and CORT steroid analysis.
The prevalence of endoparasite leads to retarded growth rate, lowered output and death of animal due to their undesirable effects on animals [3, 4].
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A cross-sectional survey of health management practice with reference to spatial location and productive information (stock farmer, livestock hectare, principal activity) and sanitary information such as vaccinations, frequency of diseases (venereal, endoparasite, ectoparasite, horn fly, myiasis, bloat, tetany down cows and keratoconjuntivitis) was conducted.
Biological studies on Campoletis flavicincta (Ashmead, 1890) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), an endoparasite of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Abbot & Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Artificial insemination, use of salt blocks in mangers, vaccination, drenching against endoparasite was the important information received by the farmers regarding health management practices in livestock.
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