(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
- Parasitic melanoderma
parasitic melanoderma n. Darkening or discoloration of the skin caused by chronic scratching of the bites of the body louse. Also called vagabond’s disease, vagrant’s disease.
[par-uh-sahy-tiz-uh m, -si-] /ˈpær ə saɪˌtɪz əm, -sɪ-/ noun 1. Biology. a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another. 2. a parasitic mode of life or existence. 3. Pathology. a diseased condition due to parasites. 4. /ˈpærəsaɪˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. the relationship between a parasite and its host 2. the state […]
[par-uh-si-tahyz, -sahy-] /ˈpær ə sɪˌtaɪz, -saɪ-/ verb (used with object), parasitized, parasitizing. 1. to live on (a host) as a . /ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz; -saɪ-/ verb (transitive) 1. to infest or infect with parasites 2. to live on (another organism) as a parasite parasitize par·a·sit·ize (pār’ə-sĭ-tīz’, -sī-) v. par·a·sit·ized, par·a·sit·iz·ing, par·a·sit·iz·es To live on or in a […]