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n. pl. en·to·zo·a (-zō′ə)
Any of various animals, such as tapeworms or trematodes, that inhabit the internal organs or tissues of other animals, usually as parasites.

en′to·zo′ic adj.


1. (Zoology) of or relating to an entozoon
2. (Biology) living inside an animal: entozoic fungi.


(ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ɪk)

(of a parasitic animal) living within the body of its host.
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Adj.1.entozoic - living within a living animal usually as a parasite; "entozoic worms"
epizoic - living or growing on the exterior surface of an animal usually as a parasite; "an epizoic plant parasite"
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Protozoidal activities of Eucalyptus cammeldulensis, Dalbergia sissoo and Acacia arabica woods and their different parts on the entozoic flagellates of Heterotermes indicola and Coptotermes heimi.
Dobell, "The first observations on entozoic protozoa and bacteria," in Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His 'Little Animals', pp.