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(par′ă-sīt″ )

[L. parasitus, fr Gr. parasitos, dinner guest]

1. An organism that lives within, upon, and at the expense of another organism (its host), causing harm.
2. The smaller or incomplete element of conjoined twins that is attached to and dependent on the more nearly normal twin (autosite).
parasitic (par″ă-sit′ĭk ), adj.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Parasite." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/parasite.
Parasite. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/parasite. Accessed May 22, 2019.
Parasite. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/parasite
Parasite [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 22]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/parasite.
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