Definition of Parasitoid

1. Noun. Any organism that is parasitic during part of its life cycle, especially one that eventually kills its host. ¹



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Definition of Parasitoid

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Medical Definition of Parasitoid

1. Denoting a feeding relationship intermediate between predation and parasitism, in which the parasitoid eventually destroys its host; refers especially to parasitic wasps (order Hymenoptera) whose larvae feed on and finally destroy a grub or other arthropod host stung by the mother wasp prior to laying its egg(s) on the host. Origin: parasite + G. Eidos, appearance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parasitoid

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Literary usage of Parasitoid

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1. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The response of the parasitoid was higher for the 7- and 8-carbon hydrocarbons, ... Responses of the herbivore and the parasitoid to alcohols were similar. ..."

2. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"The parasitoid responded to a host larva by inserting its ovipositor (stinging) into ... Successful parasitization and parasitoid development up to adult ..."

3. Biotechnology: Building on Farmers' Knowledge by Joske F. G. Bunders, Bertus Haverkort, Wim Hiemstra (1996)
"Perhaps the best-known example is the successful use of the parasitoid wasp ... Other species of parasitoid wasp have also been successfully used to control ..."

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