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A parasite that lives inside its host.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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The only indication of endoparasites found in male sharp-tailed grouse collected during the breeding season from the western James Bay region of northern Ontario, Canada, were nematode eggs of an unknown species.
Callait, "Marmotte alpine et endoparasites: biologie des parasites et comparaison del'infestation sur differents sites," in Proceedings of the 4eme Journee d'Etude sur la Marmotte Alpine, R.
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To the Editor: Delusional parasitosis (DP) (Ekbom syndrome, psychogenic parasitosis, chronic tactile hallucinosis) is a false but unshakable conviction of personal infection by 'bugs' of some sort; that is, ecto- or endoparasites or other pathogens.
Factors affecting resistance to ecto- and endoparasites of tropical areas and the implications for selection.
This is due to the fact that endoparasites seek places in the host that provide maximum nutritional value to it.
The literature shows that more than 70 different species of ectoparasites have been found to infest Desmodus rotundus (Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 1810) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) throughout Latin America (Webb and Loomis, 1977; Marinkelle and Groose, 1981; Guerrero, 1997), however, only three species of endoparasites have been reported infecting D.
Endoparasites of Northern Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus phasianellus, as Related to Age and Position on the Lek.
The Sporozoa are once again restricted to nonflagellate endoparasites, so the name Apicomplexa is abandoned.
As follow-ups, campaigns of de-worming against endoparasites and ectoparasites will be carried out every three months.