During sexually quiescent phase, lampreys live simply, communally or parasitically upon other fish. —Earl W. Count
… those who live parasitically on the political system … —John Derbyshire
Examples of parasitic in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe most common side effects of Xolair are injection site reactions and fever, but the FDA noted that the drug has also been associated with joint pain, rash, parasitic infections, malignancies and abnormal laboratory tests.—Jonel Aleccia, Quartz, 16 Feb. 2024 Author Chen, however, suggested that unwanted electronic characteristics, particularly a weakness called parasitic inductance, would plague transistors that are simply packaged together rather than integrated.—IEEE Spectrum, 16 Jan. 2024 Some common reasons for claim denials include: Treatments for parasitic conditions: Many insurers will deny treatment for parasitic conditions, such as heartworms, even if your pet was on preventive medications.—Kat Tretina, wsj.com, 8 Jan. 2024 The plot centers around a motivational speaker who becomes infected with a parasitic demon called the Sanshi from her home country of Vietnam.—Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 2 Jan. 2024 This parasitic fungus is a real example of one (kind of).—Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 14 Dec. 2023 He was treated for mange [a skin disease caused by parasitic mites].—Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 But this is too parasitic a term to apply to the artfulness occurring in the Newman.—Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 Such an event is likely the result of viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, or blockage in the appendix, an intestinal tube.—Dennis Romero, NBC News, 12 Dec. 2023 See More
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