Definition of Parasitize

1. Verb. To live on or in a host organism as a parasite. ¹



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Definition of Parasitize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parasitize

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Literary usage of Parasitize

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1. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"Generally, nematodes that parasitize insects are not parasitic on plants or ... Aquatic species parasitize various aquatic insects, including pests such as ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"they would not be able to parasitize the normal or spring eggs of ... after the adults emerge, but the females do not parasitize the TABLE II. ..."

3. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"... comprises 4 species that parasitize 6 species of pines in western North ... does not parasitize Pinus sabiniana, and A occidentale does not infect P. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"... parasitize quite a number of caterpillar —f js Jars, and in the case of ... «r»—ous progeny that follow would in turn parasitize an immensely larger ..."

5. Truck-farming at the South: A Guide to the Raising of Vegetables for by A. Oemler (1900)
"... two species of ichneumon that parasitize the larva, credits the spined soldier-bug ... and spiders, and that certain ichneumonidae parasitize the eggs. ..."

6. The Template-Makers of the Paris Basin: Toichological Techniques for by John James (1989)
"Yet memes are living structures, for "when you plant a fertile meme in my mind, you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme's ..."

7. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1907)
"They parasitize their beneficial relatives, often destroying a large proportion of them. Moreover, even the species usually beneficial do not always stick ..."

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