su·​per·​par·​a·​sit·​ism ˌsü-pər-ˈper-ə-ˌsī-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce superparasitism (audio)
: parasitization of a host by more than one parasitic individual usually of one kind
used especially of parasitic insects

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superparasitism was circa 1899

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“Superparasitism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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