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parasitoid

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noun par·a·sit·oid \ˈper-ə-sə-ˌtȯid, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitoid

  1. :  an insect and especially a wasp that completes its larval development within the body of another insect eventually killing it and is free-living as an adult

parasitoid adjective


1922

First Known Use of parasitoid

1922


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