from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various insects, such as the ichneumon fly, whose larvae are parasites that eventually kill their hosts.
- adj. Of or relating to a parasitic insect of this kind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any organism that is parasitic during part of its life cycle, especially one that eventually kills its host.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as parasitic.
parasite + -oid (Wiktionary)