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1. parasitism

noun. the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage).

Synonyms

  • interdependency
  • mutuality

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • parasite (English)
  • parasitus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word parasitism


1. Noun, singular or mass
In instances of parasitism, one organism will benefit completely while the other is harmed or may even die.

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