entozoan


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Noun1.entozoan - any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)entozoan - 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
Adj.1.entozoan - of or relating to entozoa
2.entozoan - living within a living animal usually as a parasite; "entozoic worms"
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Upon opening the gastrointestinal tract of a harp seal, Smith was excited to discover a new entozoan parasite (Lamont, 1876:218), which was likely a nematode, cestode, or acanthocephalan, the prevalent helminth parasites in pinniped gastrointestinal tracts (Dailey, 2005).