parasita definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An artificial group previously made for parasitic insects, as lice, ticks, mites, etc.
    • A division of copepod Crustacea, having a sucking lips, once the lerneans. They've been mostly parasites on fishes. Called also Siphonostomata.
  • noun:
    • In zoology, parasites; parasitic pets: put on several different groups whoever members are described as their parasitism.

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