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  Words related to parasite

Related / Similar Words: leech, sponge, sponger

 

Definition:
  • an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); the parasite obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host;
  • a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage;

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    Hyponyms: endoparasite, entoparasite, entozoan, entozoon, endozoan, ectoparasite, ectozoan, ectozoon, epizoan, epizoon, parasitic plant

     

    Derivational Morphology: mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge

     

    Anagrams: aspirate

     

     
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