Definition of parasitophorous in US English:

parasitophorous

noun

  • Containing parasites; specifically designating intracellular structures containing protozoan parasites, especially in "parasitophorous vacuole".

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Parasitology. From parasite + -o- + -phorous, after German parasitophor.

Pronunciation

parasitophorous

/ˌparəsɪˈtɒf(ə)rəs/