hyperparasite
noun Date: 1833 a parasite that is parasitic upon another parasite • hyperparasitic adjectivehyperparasitism noun

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  • hyperparasite — ● hyperparasite adjectif et nom masculin Se dit d un parasite vivant aux dépens d un autre parasite. hyperparasite [ipɛʀpaʀʀazit] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; de hyper , et parasite, probablt par l angl. (1889; hyperparasitic, 1833, in Oxford Dict.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hyperparasite — [hī΄pər par′ə sīt΄] n. a parasitic organism living on or in another parasite …   English World dictionary

  • hyperparasite — hiperparazitai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Parazitai, gyvenantys kitų parazitinių gyvūnų organizme. atitikmenys: angl. hyperparasite vok. Hyperparasit, m rus. гиперпаразит, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hyperparasite — n. [Gr. hyper, above; parasitos, one who eats at the table of another] An organism parasitic upon another parasite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hyperparasite — hyperparasitic /huy peuhr par euh sit ik/, adj. hyperparasitism, n. /huy peuhr par euh suyt /, n. Biol. an organism that is parasitic on or in another parasite. [1825 35; HYPER + PARASITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperparasite — noun a) An insect that parasitizes another parasitic insect. b) Any parasite whose host is a parasite. See Also: parasitoid …   Wiktionary

  • hyperparasite — A secondary parasite capable of development within a previously existing parasite. * * * hy·per·par·a·site .hī pər par ə .sīt n a parasite that is parasitic upon another parasite hy·per·par·a·sit·ic .par ə sit ik adj hy·per·par·a·sit·ism par ə… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperparasite — n. parasitic organism that lives off of another parasite (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperparasite — noun Biology a parasite whose host is itself a parasite. Derivatives hyperparasitic adjective hyperparasitism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperparasite — hy·per·parasite …   English syllables

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