Recent Examples of parasitize from the Web
Of the 2,500 species of fleas known to science, 94 percent of them parasitize mammals, and the rest make a living on birds.
Scientists think the genet gets access to insects that are stirred up by the larger animals or which parasitize them.
Why doesn’t the mussel just release its young into the water column, like any number of other freshwater mussels (whose larvae also find fish to parasitize, only by floating around willy-nilly)?
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First Known Use of parasitize
Medical Definition of parasitize
: to infest or live on or with as a parasite
parasitisation\ˌpar-ə-sət-ə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsīt-\play noun
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