Definition of Parasitism

1. Noun. The relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage).




Definition of Parasitism

1. n. The state or behavior of a parasite; the act of a parasite.

Definition of Parasitism

1. Noun. (ecology) Interaction between two organisms, in which one organism (the parasite) benefits and the other (the host) is harmed. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A similar interaction between people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parasitism

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Medical Definition of Parasitism

1. A type of symbiosis where two (or more) organisms from different species live in close proximity to one another, in which one member depends on another for its nutrients, protection, and/or other life functions. The dependent member (the parasite) benefits from the relationship while the other one (the host) is harmed by it. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parasitism

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Literary usage of Parasitism

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Effects of parasitism.— The effects of parasitism, which are dependent upon the ... Unlike as they are at the start parasitism has degraded them to the same ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Auto parasitism (ie self-parasitism) is a common phenomenon, since most plants contain colorless living tissues that derive their food from the green ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"Its earlier parasitism is by sessile haus- toria, which are soon discarded, and its later parasitism is by haustoria-tipped tendrils, sometimes erroneously ..."

4. Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman and Other Italian Archives by Carl Russell Fish (1911)
"SUMMARIZATION OF GENERAL FEATURES OF parasitism OF KRAMERIA. The center of interest in the study of the parasitism of Krameria lies in the demonstration ..."

5. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"CHAPTER XVII parasitism AND DEGENERACY Creatures which are not free-living, ... Hence as a means of adaptation for survival, parasitism must be looked ..."

6. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF parasitism. Br Г. M. Webster. In the term parasitism, as here used, is included the preying of one organism upon another, ..."

7. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"parasitism. [143] I have said that many areas which as substance organs ... parasitism is used here, in that broader, more genial, sense which does not ..."

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