superparasitism

noun
su·​per·​par·​a·​sit·​ism | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈper-ə-ˌsī-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce superparasitism (audio) , -sə-ˌti-, -ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of superparasitism

: parasitization of a host by more than one parasitic individual usually of one kind used especially of parasitic insects

First Known Use of superparasitism

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Superparasitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superparasitism. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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