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entozoon

[en-tuh-zoh-on] /ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ɒn/
noun, plural entozoa
[en-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌɛn təˈzoʊ ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any animal parasite, as an intestinal worm, that lives within the body of its host (opposed to ectozoon).
Also, entozoan.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; ento- + -zoon
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British Dictionary definitions for entozoon

entozoon

/ˌɛntəʊˈzəʊɒn/
noun (pl) -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
1.
any animal, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another animal, usually as a parasite
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entozoon in Medicine

entozoon en·to·zo·on (ěn'tə-zō'ŏn')
n. pl. en·to·zo·a (-zō'ə)
An animal parasite, such as a tapeworm or liver fluke, inhabiting any of the internal organs or tissues.


en'to·zo'al adj.
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