non·​par·​a·​sit·​ic ˌnän-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik How to pronounce nonparasitic (audio)
: not relating to, being, or caused by a parasite : not parasitic
nonparasitic worms
a nonparasitic cyst

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonparasitic was circa 1836

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“Nonparasitic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


non·​par·​a·​sit·​ic -ˌpar-ə-ˈsit-ik How to pronounce nonparasitic (audio)
: not parasitic
especially : not caused by parasites
nonparasitic diseases
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