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Entozoon \En`to*zo"["o]n\, n.; pl. Entozoa. [NL. See Entozoa.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Entozoa. [1913 Webster] ||


Entozoa \En`to*zo"a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? within + zw,on an animal.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A group of worms, including the tapeworms, flukes, roundworms, etc., most of which live parasitically in the interior of other animals; the Helminthes.

  2. An artificial group, including all kinds of animals living parasitically in others.


n. (plural of entozoon English)


See entozoan

  1. adj. of or relating to entozoa [syn: endozoan]

  2. living within a living animal usually as a parasite; "entozoic worms" [syn: entozoic, endozoic] [ant: epizoic]

  3. n. any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms) [syn: endoparasite, entoparasite, entozoon, endozoan]

  4. [also: entozoa (pl)]

Usage examples of "entozoa".

Polyps, sponges, and cystic entozoa, may also be included among hermaphrodites.