microparasite

noun
mi·​cro·​par·​a·​site | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈpar-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce microparasite (audio) \

Medical Definition of microparasite

: a parasitic microorganism

Other Words from microparasite

microparasitic \ -​ˌpar-​ə-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce microparasitic (audio) \ adjective

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“Microparasite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microparasite. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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