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parasitism

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noun par·a·sit·ism \ˈper-ə-sə-ˌti-zəm, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitism

  1. 1 :  the behavior of a parasite

  2. 2 :  an intimate association between organisms of two or more kinds; especially :  one in which a parasite obtains benefits from a host which it usually injures

  3. 3 :  parasitosis



Circa 1611

First Known Use of parasitism

circa 1611


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parasitism

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noun par·a·sit·ism \ˈpar-ə-sə-ˌtiz-əm, -ˌsīt-ˌiz-\

Medical Definition of parasitism

  1. 1:  an intimate association between organisms of two or more kinds; especially :  one in which a parasite obtains benefits from a host which it usually injures

  2. 2:  parasitosis




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