Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An artificial group formerly made for parasitic insects, as lice, ticks, mites, etc.
  • n.pl. A division of copepod Crustacea, having a sucking mouth, as the lerneans. They are mostly parasites on fishes. Called also Siphonostomata.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, parasites; parasitic animals: applied to several different groups whose members are characterized by their parasitism.

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Examples

  • Apesar de tudo isto, a imagem de um professor na comunicação social é de que é um parasita do estado que nem sequer trabalha.

    Fim da Semana, enfim!

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