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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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Host cell responses to endoparasitic nematode attack: structure and function of giant cells and syncytia.
Mortalities of market-size Gulf oysters resulting from the endoparasitic protozoan Perkinsus marinus, which causes Dermo disease, often exceed 50% (Mackin 1961, Mackin 1962).
All the pica affected animals from treatment groups which were positive for endoparasitic infestation were invariably dewormed with Albendazole @ 10 mg/Kg body weight orally before undertaking treatment.
Synopsis of helminthes endoparasitic in snakes of the United States and Canada.
Nutritional ecology of endoparasitic insects and their hosts: an overview.
These fungi are classified into four main groups: endoparasitic, opportunistic, toxic and predatory (Duddington 1955, Barron 1977, Minglian et al.
Influence of the type of environment and of the hydrological level variation in endoparasitic infrapopulations of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans and Schizodon borelli (Osteichthyes) of the high Parana River, Brazil.
Epizootiology of endoparasitic infections in pet dogs and cats presented to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
There are numerous free-living, ectoparasitic and endoparasitic species.
Endoparasitic nematodes actually enter the root and feed inside (Figure 16-45).
which are endoparasitic, affected the stomach and intestine of tilapia.
Further analyses including 4Vn samples, however, indicated that endoparasitic helminths may have little value as tags in the classification of plaice overwintering in Laurentian Channel waters of the Cabot Strait and Cape Breton Shelf, where mixing of 4T and 4Vn fish may occur.