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