parasite definition

  • noun:
    • Biology An organism that grows, feeds, and it is protected on or perhaps in another system while contributing absolutely nothing to the success of the host.
    • person who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of other individuals without making any of good use return.
    • a person who life down and flatters the rich; a sycophant.
    • A professional supper guest, particularly in ancient Greece.
    • A (generally speaking unwanted) lifestyle organism that exists by stealing the resources produced/collected by another residing system.
    • A person who hinges on other's efforts and provides little back (originally a sycophant).
    • one that frequents the tables of the wealthy, or whom lives at another's expenditure, and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger-on; a toady; a sycophant.
    • A plant acquiring nutrition instantly off their plants that it connects itself, and whose drinks it absorbs; -- often, but erroneously, called epiphyte.
    • A plant living on or within an animal, and supported at its cost, as numerous species of fungi for the genus Torrubia.
    • An animal which lives throughout the entire or part of its presence on or perhaps in your body of other pet, feeding upon its meals, blood, or cells, as lice, tapeworms, etc.
    • An animal which steals the food of some other, whilst the parasitic jager.
    • An animal which constantly makes use of the nest of another, while the cowbird together with European cuckoo.
    • Originally, one that frequents the tables for the rich and earns his welcome by flattery; hence a hanger-on; a fawning fiatterer; a sycophant.
    • especially In zoƶ., an animal that life in or on as well as the cost of another pet known as officially the host; also, by expansion, an animal which lives on or with, however at the cost of, its number: inside latter feeling, even more properly designated inquilince or commensal (see these words). , Particularly, an insect which life often upon or within another pest during its earlier stages, eating and often destroying its host. In botany, a plant which expands upon another plant or upon an animal, and feeds upon its drinks. See parasitic, and cut-under Cercospora.
    • In teratology See autosite.
    • an animal or plant that life in or on a bunch (another pet or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the number
    • a follower whom hangs around a host (without benefit towards the number) in hope of gain or advantage

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