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parasitogenic par·a·si·to·gen·ic (pār’ə-sī’tə-jěn’ĭk)


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  • Parasitoid

    [par-uh-si-toid, -sahy-] /ˈpær ə sɪˌtɔɪd, -saɪ-/ noun 1. an organism that practices . adjective 2. of or relating to a parasite, especially one practicing . /ˈpærəsɪˌtɔːd/ noun 1. (zoology) an animal, esp an insect, that is parasitic during the larval stage of its life cycle but becomes free-living when adult parasitoid (pār’ə-sĭ-toid’, -sī’toid) Any of […]

  • Parasitoidism

    [par-uh-si-toi-diz-uh m, -sahy-] /ˈpær ə sɪ tɔɪˌdɪz əm, -saɪ-/ noun 1. the feeding by certain insect larvae on host tissues such that the host remains alive until larval development is complete and then usually dies.

  • Parasitology

    [par-uh-sahy-tol-uh-jee, -si-] /ˌpær ə saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi, -sɪ-/ noun 1. the branch of biology dealing with and the effects of parasitism. /ˌpærəsaɪˈtɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites parasitology par·a·si·tol·o·gy (pār’ə-sĭ-tŏl’ə-jē, -sī-) n. The study of parasites and parasitism. par’a·si’to·log’ic (-sī’tə-lŏj’ĭk) or par’a·si’to·log’i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

  • Parasitophobia

    noun a fear of parasites

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