endoparasite

noun
en·​do·​par·​a·​site | \ ˌen-dō-ˈper-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) , -ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of endoparasite

: a parasite that lives in the internal organs or tissues of its host

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Other Words from endoparasite

endoparasitic \ ˌen-​dō-​ˌper-​ə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) , -​ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective
endoparasitism \ ˌen-​dō-​ˈper-​ə-​ˌsī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) , -​ˈpa-​rə-​ , -​sə-​ˌti-​ \ noun

Examples of endoparasite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the right side of the whale, a scientist cutting through flesh pulls out worm-like endoparasites—those would be parasites that live inside their host, common for a whale—and puts them in a plastic baggy. Matt Simon, WIRED, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of endoparasite

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endoparasite

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The first known use of endoparasite was circa 1882

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“Endoparasite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endoparasite. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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endoparasite

noun
en·​do·​par·​a·​site | \ -ˈpar-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) \

Medical Definition of endoparasite

: a parasite that lives in the internal organs or tissues of its host — compare ectoparasite

Other Words from endoparasite

endoparasitic \ -​ˌpar-​ə-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) \ adjective
endoparasitism \ -​ˈpar-​ə-​ˌsīt-​ˌiz-​əm, -​sə-​ˌtiz-​ How to pronounce endoparasite (audio) \ noun

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