Endoparasite

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endoparasite

[¦en·dō′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
A parasite that lives inside its host.

Endoparasite

 

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 Pentastomida are a peculiar group of gonochoric, vermiform endoparasites, currently classified as a unique phylum, related to branchiuran crustaceans (3).
Incidence of endoparasites of ovine and caprine species in Punjab.
Endoparasites in free-ranging birds of prey in Germany.
Animals were weighted, identified, treated for ecto and endoparasites and vaccinated against clostridiosis, after which they were randomly distributed in stalls.
Lambs are monitored closely for endoparasites and faecal egg counting is carried out regularly to assess the flock's worm burden, and to ensure the effective use of anthelmintics.
Lambs are monitored closely for endoparasites and faecal egg counting is carried out regularly to assess the worm burden within the flock and ensure effective use of anthelmintics.
Molybdenum also plays an important role in immunity against endoparasites (McClure, 2003) and can decrease worm burden in lambs (Miller, 1984).