parasitize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] biology 

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/ˈpærəsɪtaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyparasitize
he/she/itparasitizes
present participleparasitizing
past tenseparasitized
past participleparasitized
  1. to live on or in a host organism as a parasite

    Encarsia formosa is a tiny wasp which parasitizes whitefly larvae.

     Synonyms and related words
     Synonyms and related words