entozoon

entozoon

[en-tuh-zoh-on]
noun, plural entozoa [en-tuh-zoh-uh] .
any animal parasite, as an intestinal worm, that lives within the body of its host (opposed to ectozoon ).
Also, entozoan.


Origin:
1825–35; ento- + -zoon

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

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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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