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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of parasitize.

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Examples

  • On the left is the tobacco mosaic virus TMV, which parasitizes tobacco plants and other members of the family Solanaceae, such as tomatoes.

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  • On the right is the T4 bacteriophage, which parasitizes bacteria.

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  • Rafflesia have no leaves, instead deriving all their energy from the tissues of the ground vine Tetrastigma, which it parasitizes.

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  • There is physiological and ultrastructural evidence that suggests the fungus parasitizes the algae in a controlled fashion and, in some instances, actually destroys the algal cells.

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  • And it was them who murdered hope and kept fear alive; a fear that stalks and haunts us to this day: a horror that has given the Manitou of Dick Cheney to the present like the kiss of Judas; a specter of endless war and war profiteers that parasitizes the innocent and the just, with the insatiable appetite of maggots that feed on the decaying flesh of the dead.

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  • And guess what sort of lifeform parasitizes lichen?

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  • He mentioned that some farmers in the United States are attempting to grow corn with large corn smut infestations because the fungus is much more valuable than the corn it parasitizes!

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  • Broomrape, also known as cancerroot, neither of which names I would say were delightful, parasitizes the roots of stonecrop.

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  • The adult Echinococcus tapeworm parasitizes dogs and other canines, but requires an intermediate host (sheep, cattle, goats, wild ruminants, pigs, or humans) to complete its life cycle.

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  • Because the fly only parasitizes the imported fire ants it can't run amok over our native ant species.

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