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Definition of Parasitic

Parasitic
Parasitic Par`a*sit"ic, Parasitical Par`a*sit"ic*al, a. [L. parasiticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. parasitique.] 1. Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic. ``Parasitic preachers.' --Milton. 2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3. Parasitic gull, Parasitic jager. (Zo["o]l.) See Jager. -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ness, n.

Meaning of Parasitic from wikipedia

- and the broomrapes. There are six major parasitic strategies of exploitation of animal hosts, namely parasitic castration, directly transmitted parasitism...
- A parasitic plant is a plant that derives some or all of its nutritional requirements from another living plant. They make up about 1% of angiosperms...
- A parasitic twin, also known as an asymmetrical twin or unequal conjoined twin, occurs when a twin embryo begins developing in utero, but the pair does...
- Parasitic worms, also known as helminths, are large macroparasites; adults can generally be seen with the naked eye. Many are intestinal worms that are...
- Parasitic load or parasitic loss may refer to in internal combustion engines, it refers to devices that take energy from the engine in order to enhance...
- The parasitic jaeger (North America) or Arctic skua (Europe) (Stercorarius parasiticus), is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. It is a migratory...
- Parasitic castration is the strategy, by a parasite, of blocking reproduction by its host, completely or in part, to its own benefit. This is one of six...
- A parasitic disease, also known as parasitosis, is an infectious disease caused by parasites.[citation needed] Parasites are organisms which derive sustenance...
- A parasitic cone (also adventive cone or satellite cone) is the cone-shaped ac****ulation of volcanic material not part of the central vent of a volcano...
- free-living, feeding on microorganisms, but there are many that are parasitic. The parasitic worms (helminths) are the cause of soil-transmitted helminthiases...