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parasitism

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

Definition of PARASITISM

1
:  the behavior of a parasite
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

First Known Use of PARASITISM

circa 1611

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra
Medical Dictionary

parasitism

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

Medical Definition of PARASITISM

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

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