plural noun
Par·​a·​si·​ta | \ ˌparəˈsītə \

Definition of Parasita

in former classifications
: 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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History and Etymology for Parasita

New Latin, from Latin parasitus parasite

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“Parasita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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