Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Pathology) the condition of a parasite living inside a host
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
There are so many pre-disposing factors involved at various degrees such as endoparasitism, malnutrition, neoplasia, immune-suppressive therapy, genetic factors, cutaneous ecology, environmental factors, endocrine disorders, estrus and whelping plays pathogenetic role (Kwochka, 1987; Duclos et al., 1994).
Vermicular endoparasitism in donkeys of Debre-Zeit and Menagesha, Ethiopia: Strategic treatment with ivermectin and fenbendazole.
In Pakistan including Tandojam, endoparasitism is no doubt, one of the major menaces for livestock to be a profitable industry [13, 9].
The parasitism caused by parasites can be divided into 2 categories as endoparasitism caused by endoparasites likehelminthes and ectoparasitism caused by ectoparasites.
At necropsy, the gross and histologic findings were chronic, granulomatous, heterophilic, and necrotizing oophoritis; salpingitis; peritonitis; otitis; and meningitis, as well as endoparasitism by Heterakis species.