Definition of endoparasite in English:

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endoparasite

Pronunciation: /ˌɛndəʊˈparəsʌɪt/

noun

Biology
A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives inside its host. Compare with ectoparasite.
Example sentences
  • All of the 5000 or so known species of tapeworms are endoparasites.
  • She confirmed that endoparasites and ectoparasites also attack and reduce sheep production.
  • However, they are endoparasites, spending most of their lives inside the roots.

Derivatives

endoparasitic

adjective
Example sentences
  • It embraces some 300 described members which are exclusively endoparasitic to insects and other organisms.
  • The only indication of endoparasitic infection in the present study was the eggs of an unknown species recovered from the intestinal tract.
  • Another factor inhibiting the finch is a high level of infection by an endoparasitic mite which affects its respiratory system.

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