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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organism, usually an insect, that lives on or in a host organism during some period of its development and eventually kills its host.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as parasitic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any organism that is parasitic during part of its life cycle, especially one that eventually kills its host.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

parasite +‎ -oid

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