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parasitism

par·a·sit·ism

parasitism

 
pronunciation:
pae r saI tih zm [or] pae r s tih zm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the method of existence or survival of a parasite.
definition 2: the relationship between a parasite and its host, involving benefit to the parasite and harm to the host.
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