noun see hyperparasite

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  • hyperparasitism — A condition in which a secondary parasite develops within a previously existing parasite. SYN: biparasitism. * * * hy·per·par·a·sit·ism (hi″pər parґə si″tiz əm) infestation with a hyperparasite …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperparasitism — n. superparasitism, state in which one parasite lives in the body of another parasite (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperparasitism — hy·per·parasitism …   English syllables

  • hyperparasitism — “+ noun Etymology: hyper + parasitism 1. : the quality or state of being hyperparasitic 2. : parasitism involving excessive numbers of parasites …   Useful english dictionary

  • Entomophagous parasite — Entomophagous parasites (coined from Greek entomon insect and Gk. phagos eater of ) are insects that are parasitic on other insects. Explanation Nearly all insects are attacked by one or more insect parasites. This parasitic mode of life is in… …   Wikipedia

  • parasitism — /par euh suy tiz euhm, si /, n. 1. Biol. a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another. 2. a parasitic mode of life or existence. 3. Pathol. a diseased condition due to parasites. 4. (in some totalitarian countries) a.… …   Universalium

  • Ornithodoros erraticus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum …   Wikipedia

  • hyperparasite — noun Date: 1833 a parasite that is parasitic upon another parasite • hyperparasitic adjective • hyperparasitism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Parasitism — This article is about relationship between organisms. For other uses, see Parasite (disambiguation). Brood parasitism is a form of parasitism Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between organisms of different species where one organism …   Wikipedia

  • hymenopteran — /huy meuh nop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. hymenopterous. n. 2. Also, hymenopter. a hymenopterous insect. [1875 80; HYMENOPTER + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the third largest and perhaps the most beneficial to humans of all insect… …   Universalium

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