parasitism definition

  • noun:
    • The characteristic behavior or mode of existence of a parasite or parasitic populace.
    • Parasitosis.
    • Interaction between two organisms, where one system (the parasite) benefits therefore the various other (the number) is damaged.
    • the same communication between individuals.
    • their state or behavior of a parasite; the act of a parasite.
    • The state of being parasitic.
    • A habitual living on or at the cost of another; parasitic condition, inclination, or practices; a situation of dependency regarding the favor or good offices of another.
    • Specifically In zoology and botany, the vital relation which a parasite holds to its number; parasitic infestation.
    • the relation between two different kinds of organisms which one obtains advantages from one other by causing harm to it (usually not fatal damage)

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