plural noun Par·a·si·ta \ˌparəˈsītə\

Definition of Parasita

in former classifications

  1. :  any of several groups of externally parasitic invertebrate animals: such as a :  a group comprising parasitic insects and arachnids b :  an order or other group coextensive with Anoplura or comprising Anoplura and Mallophaga c :  ectozoa

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Origin and Etymology of parasita

New Latin, from Latin parasitus parasite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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