Difference between revisions of "parasite"

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|etymology=Greek <i>para</i>, beside; <i>sitos</i>, food
 
|etymology=Greek <i>para</i>, beside; <i>sitos</i>, food
|definition=An organism that lives part or all of its life in or on the body of another living organism (host), obtaining nutriment from the latter, or exerting other harmful influence upon it.
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Latest revision as of 00:41, 14 September 2013

parasite (noun; Greek para, beside; sitos, food): An organism that lives part or all of its life in or on the body of another living organism (host), obtaining nutriment from the latter, or exerting other harmful influence upon it.