from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another organism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A parasite that lives inside the body of an organism, such as a tapeworm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any parasite which lives in the internal organs of an animal, as the tapeworms, Trichina, etc.; -- opposed to
ectoparasite. See entozoön.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An internal parasite; a parasite which lives in the internal parts or organs of the host, as distinguished from an ectoparasite, which infests the skin or surface. The entozoans are of this character. The term has no classificatory meaning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
By the way, we asked if an endoparasite book is planned, but it is not.
This means that vitamins and chewing toys must be eliminated and that flavored medications such as certain ecto/endoparasite preventatives should be replaced by other, equally effective non-flavored preparations.
We believe this is a Sheep Bot Fly Larva, an endoparasite.