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1. parasite

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌsaɪt'] an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host.

Synonyms

  • entoparasite
  • epizoan
  • ectozoon
  • organism
  • epizoon
  • entozoan
  • entozoon
  • parasitic plant
  • ectoparasite
  • being
  • endoparasite
  • ectozoan

Antonyms

  • eukaryote
  • prokaryote
  • stander
  • sitter

Etymology

  • parasitus (Latin)
  • παράσιτος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Parasite

  • andesite
  • anthracite
  • brucite
  • calcite
  • eyesight
  • felicite
  • foresight
  • granulocyte
  • gravesite
  • hindsight
  • hindsight
  • hussite
  • insight
  • leukocyte
  • lucite
  • lymphocyte
  • magnesite
  • oversight
  • phagocyte
  • plebiscite

Example sentences of the word parasite


1. Noun, singular or mass
Even though vinegar can help rid your body of pinworms, it will not kill the parasite.

2. Adjective
However, there are other causes of green dog poop, such as a parasite infestation.

3. Verb, base form
Just taking a puppy outdoors for early house training or time to play can expose him to parasite eggs.

2. parasite

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌsaɪt'] a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.

Synonyms

  • sponge
  • follower
  • leech

Antonyms

  • epizoic
  • existent
  • impossibility
  • nonexistence

Etymology

  • parasitus (Latin)
  • παράσιτος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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