parasitoidism

noun
par·​a·​sitoid·​ism | \pronunciation at 1parasitoid +ˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of parasitoidism

: a relation existing between various insect larvae and their hosts in which the larva feeds upon the living host tissues in an orderly sequence such that the host is not killed until the larval development is complete

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“Parasitoidism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasitoidism. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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