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- noun In entomology, the parasitism of certain Ichneumonidæ, Chalcididæ, etc., which in the larval state live in the bodies of other insect parasites.
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- noun biology
parasitismby one parasiteupon another
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Among them is found, too, that curious condition known as hyperparasitism where one animal, itself a parasite, is preyed upon by a still smaller parasite.
The response of each habitat is likely to be individualistic , and to depend upon the dynamics of the populations and communities, as well as on a range of species interactions such as competition, predation, parasitism, hyperparasitism, and mutualism.