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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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).

Usage examples (36)
  • 2: an organism living in, with, or on another organism in parasitism
  • In more recent versions there is provision for an operation called “injection” which generates a kind of parasitism:
  • In February 1964, Brodsky was arrested on charges of "parasitism," that is, not working in any of the branches of "socialist economy."
  • They pride themselves upon the parasitism which is their shame. for more
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