parasitoid

noun par·a·sit·oid \ ˈper-ə-sə-ˌtȯid , -ˌsī- , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of parasitoid

: an insect and especially a wasp that completes its larval development within the body of another insect eventually killing it and is free-living as an adult

parasitoid

adjective

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First Known Use of parasitoid

1914


Medical Dictionary

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parasitoid

adjective par·a·sit·oid \ ˈpar-ə-sə-ˌtȯid , -ˌsīt-ˌȯid \

medical Definition of parasitoid

1 : resembling a parasite
2 : being a parasitoid

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parasitoid

noun

medical Definition of parasitoid

: an insect and especially a wasp that completes its larval development within the body of another insect which it eventually kills and that is free-living as an adult

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