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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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596) it has been suggested that "the evolution of endoparasitism is seen as the logical conclusion to the tendency to form symbiotic associations" (Calow and Jennings, 1974, p.
There are so many predisposing factors involved at various degrees such as endoparasitism, malnutrition, neoplasia, immunosuppressive therapy, genetic factors, cutaneous ecology, environmental factors, endocrine disorders, oestrus and whelping plays a pathogenetic role (Kwochka, 1987; Duclos et al.
The parasitism caused by parasites can be divided into 2 categories as endoparasitism caused by endoparasites like helminths (nematodes, trematodes and cestodes) and ectoparasitism caused by ectoparasites (ticks, mosquitoes, mites, lice, fleas and flies).
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