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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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Eleven species of endoparasitic helminths were identified during routine parasitological examinations of 483 plaice (Table 1), but the larval digeneans Otodistomum sp.
1997 The influence of the endoparasitic wasp, Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on the growth, food consumption, and food utilization of its host larvae, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantridae).
solenopsae in several Pseudacteon decapitating fly species (obtusus, cultellatus and curvatus) suggesting that these endoparasitic flies may play a role in the life cycle or transmission of the microsporidian to fire ants.
Structure and diversity of endoparasitic infracommunities and the trophic level of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans and Schizodon borelli (Osteichthyes) of the high Paraná River, Brazil.
ABSTRACT Species of Hematodinium are endoparasitic dinoflagellates of crustaceans.
After the host has been infected, larval and pupal development of male parasitoids in the two orders follow a similar pattern of endoparasitic developmental stages, pupation and the emergence of a free-living adult.
All are endoparasitic and consume hemolymph and fat of the host, and carry a polydnavirus to interrupt host cellular immunoreaction.
Influence of the type of environment and of the hydrological level variation in endoparasitic infrapopulations of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Agassiz) and Schizodon borelli (Boulenger) (Osteichthyes) of the high Paraná River, Brazil.