commensal parasite
a parasite which derives its substance from the food of its host

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • parasite — [ parazit ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1500; lat. parasitus, gr. parasitos, de sitos « nourriture » I ♦ N. m. 1 ♦ Antiq. Commensal attaché à la table d un riche, et qui devait le divertir. ♢ Mod. Personne qui se nourrit en sachant se faire inviter chez… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Parasite — An organism that lives in or on and takes its nourishment from another organism. A parasite cannot live independently. Parasitic diseases include infections by protozoa, helminths, and arthropods: {{}}Protozoa Malaria is caused by plasmodium, a… …   Medical dictionary

  • commensal — /kəˈmɛnsəl/ (say kuh mensuhl) adjective 1. eating together at the same table. 2. (of an animal or plant) living with, on, or in another, but neither one at the expense of the other (distinguished from parasite). –noun 3. a companion at table. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • parasite — noun /ˈpærəˌsaɪt/ a) A (generally undesirable) living organism that exists by stealing the resources produced/collected by another living organism. Lice, fleas, ticks and mites are widely spread parasites. b) A person who relies on other peoples… …   Wiktionary

  • parasite — n. any living thing that lives in (see endoparasite) or on (see ectoparasite) another living organism (see host). The parasite, which may spend all or only part of its existence with the host, obtains food and/or shelter from the host and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parasite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sycophant, fawner, hanger on, freeloader (inf.); leech, bloodsucker; inquiline, commensal; symbiont, symbiotic. See servility, flattery. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A plant or animal living on another] Syn …   English dictionary for students

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  • hôte — hôte, hôtesse [ ot, otɛs ] n. • XIIe (h)oste; lat. hospes, itis I ♦ A ♦ Un hôte, une hôtesse. 1 ♦ Personne qui donne l hospitalité, qui reçoit qqn. ⇒ amphitryon, maître (de maison). Remercier ses hôtes. Hôtesse charmante, avenante, cordiale. Robe …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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