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- adjective (Biology) Not parasitic.
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- adjective Not
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- adjective not parasitic on another organism
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Non-parasitic (non-infectious) diseases are caused by unfavorable growing conditions or other nonparasitic factors such as:
Until recently the instincts of the European and of the nonparasitic American cuckoo alone were known. now, owing to Mr. Ramsays observations, we have learnt something about three Australian species, which lay their eggs in other birds nests.