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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.
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(Zoology) a parasite, such as the tapeworm, that lives within the body of its host
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en•do•par•a•site(ˌɛn doʊˈpær əˌsaɪt)
an internal parasite (opposed to ectoparasite).
en`do•par`a•sit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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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