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)



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