hemoparasite

noun
he·​mo·​par·​a·​site
variants: or chiefly British haemoparasite \ ˌhē-​mō-​ˈpar-​ə-​ˌsīt How to pronounce hemoparasite (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemoparasite

: an animal parasite (as a hemoflagellate or a filarial worm) living in the blood of a vertebrate

Other Words from hemoparasite

hemoparasitic or chiefly British haemoparasitic \ -​ˌpar-​ə-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce hemoparasite (audio) \ adjective

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“Hemoparasite.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hemoparasite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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