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A parasite that lives inside its host.



a parasitic organism that inhabits the internal organs of its animal or plant host. Endoparasites include intracellular parasites, which inhabit specific cells in their host. They belong to the group of endotrophic organisms. Many have complex life cycles, which include changes of hosts. Endoparasites are found among fungi, bacteria, and most animal phyla and classes (except Echinodermata, Brachiopoda, and Chordata).

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pectoralis was a low diversity of species with a limited number of other species of Peromyscus being infected by the endoparasites infecting P.
Rats were also monitored for and found to be free of ectoparasites and endoparasites.
Study of Endoparasites of Rodents and their Zoonotic Importance In Ahvaz, South West Iran.
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Pentastomida is a group of broadly distributed endoparasites that feed on the blood and other tissues of hosts and seriously affect the respiratory tract of reptiles (venomous and constricting snakes, lizards, crocodilians, piscivorous chelonians) in tropical and subtropical regions (Almeida and Christoffersen, 1999; Pare, 2008).
Parasite or "helminth" infections can be quite easily treated and controlled by the use of one of the many anthelmintics available, but over use in sheep and horses has resulted in increasing levels of anthelmintic resistance by endoparasites.
Deadline[R] (Bayer, Germany) applied against ectoparasites was administered at 1 ml per 10 kg LW after dissolving 50 ml in 200 l of distilled water while, Banminth-F*[R] (Pfizer, Nigeria) against endoparasites was administered at 1 ml per 2 kg LW.
There are two types of problematic nematodes: ectoparasites, which live outside of roots and, utilizing a piercing stylet, suck out root contents, and endoparasites, which live entirely inside plant roots.
Insignificant loads of endoparasites in fecal samples and tick counts suggested a relatively low infestation of winter ticks in most of the study area.
The ectoparasites and endoparasites in the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, from the western north Pacific Ocean.