parasitize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] biology 

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present tense
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.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Maddy from Venezuela on 01/07/2015
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