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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

parasitism

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

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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