parasite defined in 1951 yearparasite - parasite;
parasite - Organism living in or on another organism (its host) from which it obtains food. Facultative p., an organism which can live entirely as a saprophyte but can live as a parasite under certain conditions. Obligate p., an organism which can live only parasitically. Parasites may or may not be harmful to the host. Compare with: Symbiosis, Saprophyte.
near parasite in Knolik
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