entozoon


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en·to·zo·on

 (ĕn′tə-zō′ən)
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.

entozoon

(ˌɛntəʊˈzəʊɒn) or

entozoan

n, pl -zoa (-ˈzəʊə) or -zoans
(Zoology) any animal, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another animal, usually as a parasite

en•to•zo•on

(ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən)

n., pl. -zo•a (-ˈzoʊ ə)
any animal parasite, as an intestinal worm, that lives within the body of its host.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entozoon - any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)entozoon - 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