parasitic cyst n.
A cyst, such as a hydatid cyst, formed by the larva of a parasite.
[par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of . 2. (of diseases) due to . 3. Phonetics. (def 2). adj. 1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos “of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite,” from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in […]
[par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd] /ˌpær əˈsɪt əˌsaɪd/ noun 1. an agent or preparation that destroys . adjective 2. destructive to . /ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. any substance capable of destroying parasites adjective 2. destructive to parasites parasiticide par·a·sit·i·cide (pār’ə-sĭt’ĭ-sīd’) n. An agent or a preparation used to destroy parasites. adj. Destructive to parasites. par’a·sit’i·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.
- Parasitic male
noun 1. (zoology) a male animal that is much smaller than the female and is totally dependent on the female for its nutrition, such as the male of some species of deep-sea angler fish
- Parasitic oscillation
noun 1. (in an electronic circuit) oscillation at any undesired frequency Sometimes shortened to parasitic