Living in the tissues outside of a cell body; denoting certain parasitic protozoa. [histo- + G. zoikos, relating to an animal]

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his·to·zo·ic .his-tə-'zō-ik adj living in the tissues of a host <\histozoic parasites>

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his·to·zo·ic (his″to-zoґik) [histo- + Gr. zōē life] living on or within the tissues; said of parasites.

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