One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives inside its host.Compare with ectoparasite
- ‘All of the 5000 or so known species of tapeworms are endoparasites.’
- ‘She confirmed that endoparasites and ectoparasites also attack and reduce sheep production.’
- ‘However, they are endoparasites, spending most of their lives inside the roots.’
- ‘In contrast, they found infrequent infestations of endoparasites and attributed this to the whales' long period of fasting each year.’
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