One who frequents the tables of the rich, or who lives at another's expense, and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger-on; a toady; a sycophant.
A plant obtaining nourishment immediately from other plants to which it attaches itself, and whose juices it absorbs; -- sometimes, but erroneously, called epiphyte.
A plant living on or within an animal, and supported at its expense, as many species of fungi of the genus Torrubia.
An animal which lives during the whole or part of its existence on or in the body of some other animal, feeding upon its food, blood, or tissues, as lice, tapeworms, etc.
An animal which steals the food of another, as the parasitic jager.
An animal which habitually uses the nest of another, as the cowbird and the European cuckoo.
An organism which survives by living on a host organism, using its host for food or protection. A parasite does not benefit its host and often causes it harm.
A small insect like a tick which infests birds, their nests, or their feathers. Bird lice are a common parasite.
an organism that lives in or on a living organism of another species, i.e. the host. It can cause harm to the host.
An organism that uses another organism for food and thus harms the other organism.
An animal or plant that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains its nourishment.
an organism that lives on or within an individual of another species, from which it obtains nutrients.
parasites attack organisms externally (mites, lice, ticks); parasitoids attack internally such as wasp larva that live inside host eating its tissues (parasitoid used only by entomologists).
An organism that lives off of another organism (called the "host"), sometimes causing harm to the host. For example, birds may have mites or ticks that live in their feathers and suck blood.
An organism that draws a part or the whole of its nourishment from another living organism. Parasites are of two classes : (1) Facultative, capable of existing indepently of a living host; (2) Obligate, incapable of existing independently of a libing host. Cf . Saprophyte. In the case of insects a parasite feeds on a single individual of its host. Cf . Predator ( BCFT ).
an organism that derives its food from the body of another organism, the host, without killing the host directly; also an insect that spends its immature stages in the body of a host that dies just before the parasite emerges (this type is also called a parasitoid).
An animal or plant that lives on or in an organism of another species from whose body it obtains nutrients. Typically confused by the bio-ignorant with the nurturing relationship of one species for its own young.
Any plant that grows upon another. It steals its moisture and nourishment from its host. Mistletoe is a good example.
An organism such as MSX or Dermo living on or in another host organism to its advantage and the disadvantage of the host.
Internal. a living multicelled organism inside another animal, usually intestinal worms; external. an organism that lives on the outside, most usually the louse.
Organism living on and drawing nourishment from another.
An organism which lives wholly off of and often feeds within another (called a host); with most insect species, insect parasites usually kill their host and are referred to as parasitoids.
An animal or plant that lives in or on another from whose body it obtains nourishment.
an organism living on or within a host, usually causing harm.
An animal which lives on another animal and which often causes health problems. Examples are roundworms in animal intestines(internal parasites) and lice on the skin(external parasites).
An organism that obtains its nutrients from one or a very few host individuals causing harm but not causing death immediately.
disease-causing organism that live in another organism termed the host, from which it draws nourishment; ~ rate: proportion of people who are found to be infected
Parasitism is almost a form of predation, but the organism parasitized does not necessarily die. Parasites feed on other organisms --externally or internally. Some insects are considered beneficial that parasitize pest species.
An organism that takes its nutrition from another organism. The parasite lives on or in the body of the host, and either taps into the food resources of the host (absorbing their food from the sap of plants or the blood of an animal for example) or consumes the host directly (like feather mites that eat birds' feathers). A good parasite will not kill the host - after all, this will also mean no more food for the parasite - but they may cause diseases or ill health (such as malaria). Parasites are often highly specialised for one particular species of host, although many have a different host for each stage of their life cycle.
A plant, fungus, or microbe that actively extracts nutrients or water from live host plant tissues, typically by means of intrusive organs or by living internally. (Of course animals may be parasitized or parasites too.)
(adjective parasitic) an animal or plant that lives in or on another 'host' animal or plant, taking nourishment from the host without giving anything in return
enemy of plants or animals that lives at the expense of its host
(PARE-ah-site) Organism that lives on or in another, usually larger, host organism in a way that harms or is of no advantage to the host
A symbiont that has a negative effect on host fitness, in contrast to a mutualist, which increases host fitness.
An organisms that lives on another (its host), from which it obtains food and shelter. As the parasite depends upon the host, it usually does not kill the host but harms it by causing the host to use some of its resources to feed the parasite.
An organism living on or in, and negatively affecting, another organism.
An organism living on and injuring another organism.
organism that lives with, in, or on another organism (host) to its own advantage and to the disadvantage of the host.
A bird that lays its eggs in the nest of another (host) bird, freeing the parasite from the duties of incubation and rearing.
An organism that attacks and consumes parts of an organism much larger than itself. Parasites sometimes, but not always, kill the host.
An organism that lives within or upon another livingorganism from which it derives nourishment and in which it may cause various degrees of injury.
Organism that lives on or within another organism (the host). The relationship benefits the parasite and harms the host.
tiny creatures, such as fleas, ticks or mites, that feed on larger animals, sucking their blood.
A microorganism that feeds and depends on a host for food. Parasites that cause foodborne illness include, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Taenia solium.
an organism that obtains nutrients from other organisms in a harmful way that doesn't cause immediate death
A plant that lives on another and derives, water, nutrients and/or organic compounds from it, such as mistletoe. [KR
A plant or animal which lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives its nutrition and/or protection; usually without benefit to the host and often with harmful effects.
an organism that lives inside or attaches to another organism (of a different species) and then consumes body tissues or food from the host organism; in this relationship, one organism benefits and one does not.
A parasitic plant is one that receives all of its nutrition by stealing it from other plants. See also hemi-parasite.
an organism that is partially or wholly dependent upon living tissue for survival; an example of particular interest to an IPM practitioner is the beneficial insect which lives in or on other living organisms (hosts); are usually smaller than their host, many insect pest parasites are small wasps.
An animal which lives on or in the body of another live animal or human (host). The parasite depends on the host for its survival.
Plants or animals that may be extremely small (single cell) or very large (1m long worms), which need another plant or animal host to live. Animal parasites include protozoa, worms, mites and lice.
an often harmful organism that lives on or in a different organism.
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
a complex multi-cellular organism
a consumer that feeds on another living organism (its host) by living on or in its host organism for all or most of the host's life
a disease-causing organism that lives on or in a human or another animal and derives its nourishment from its host
a lifeform that survives off its host, including worms, bacteria, protozoa and amoeba
a living being or organism that exists by depending on another organism
a living organism that lives upon or within another living organism, known as the host
a living organism which lives at the expense of another living organism, known as the host
a micro- or macro-organism that needs to satisfy its vital nutritional requirements by feeding off certain host tissues or body fluids that contain the specific biochemicals that it needs
an animal or a plant that lives on or in an organism of another species and gets at least some of its nutrients from it
an animal or plant that takes food and protection from a host animal or plant
an animal that lives on or in another organism That other organism (you), is called the host
an animal that lives on or inside another animal known as its host, and is dependent on the host for its food to survive
an animal, which lives inside or on the body of another animal
an insect that lives part of its life inside another insect, eventually killing the host
an invading organism -- coming to parasitize the host from an outside source
an organism living in or obtaining nourishment from another organism
an organism, such as a worm or single-celled animal (protozoan) that survives by living inside another, usually much larger, organism (the host)
an organism that associates with the host in a negative, unhealthy and nonessential (nonessential to the host) manner which will often damage the host and detrimentally affect the procreative capacity of the host (and species)
an organism that depends on another organism, known as a host, for food and shelter
an organism that derives its living from another organism
an organism that derives nourishment by feeding on or within another animal
an organism that exists by depending on another organism
an organism that feeds on another organism (known as the host ) without killing it (without killing it quickly, anyway)
an organism that is the beneficiary of a parasitic relationship
an organism that lives, and is dependent on, another host, from which it is nourished
an organism that obtains nourishment during all or part of its life upon another organism, but usually not directly causing the death of the organism upon which it feeds
an organism that obtains Nutrition from the body of the Host in a way that HARMS the Host
an organism that, once it invades the definitive host, will usually remain with host for life (as long as it or the host survives)
an organism that relies on a host organism for food or shelter
an organism that survives by attacking and obtaining necessary nutrients from a host organism
an organism that survives by living inside a larger organism, called a host
an organism which feeds off, a host, an example is the small feeder fish on larger fish or a more relevant example is a tapeworm or fluke that uses our own body or other living organisms as its host
an organism which feeds off, and usually within, a host body, such as our own body, or other living organisms, like plants and animals
an organism which lives off of a host body, such as humans plants and animals,feeding on the nutrients, cells and organs of the host
an organism which lives off the host, the host being you or me
an organism which uses its host for food and/or shelter
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a part of the ecosystem that just happens to have a peculiar way of making a living," Dronen said
a pathogen that simultaneously injures and derives sustenance from its host
a plant or an animal that lives on or inside another living organism (host)
a plant or animal that at some stage of its existence obtains its nourishment from another living organism called the host
a plant or animal that feeds on other plants or animal
a plant or animal that lives on or within another living organism at the expense of that organism
a plant or animal that needs another plant or animal to survive
a plant that feeds on another plant
a small microscopic organism that draws energy and food from you
a small organism that lives on another animal
An animal that feeds in or on the body of another animal during part of its life cycle. Typically a parasite does not kill its host.
parasite is a plant or animal that lives off another plant or animal and gets food from it. Desert mistletoe is an example of a hemi-parasite (a partial parasite) because even though it makes its own food, it puts its root-like parts into the branch of a tree and takes its water from that tree and not from the soil.
Living off another organism, usually producing little or no chlorophyll.
An organism that has invaded the body that normally does not live in the human body or human digestive system. Some parasites can cause eosinophilic infiltration of the digestive system, resulting in the development of Eosinophilic Enteritis.
An organism that feeds on or in other host organisms while contributing nothing to the survival of the host.
organism that lives on or in another host organism: Fungus is a parasite.
Any organism that lives in or on another organism without benefiting the host organism; commonly refers to pathogens, most commonly in reference to protozoans and helminths.
means an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism and contributes to its host.
Any organism which lives on another living thing and harms it.
(vrb: parasitise) an organism that feeds on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
An organism living on or in another living organism (host) and obtaining its food from the latter.
An organism which lives off another oganism (called a host). A parasite usually grows on or inside its host. It also often, but not always, feeds on it. A parasite does not help its host in any way.
An organism living in or on another and benefiting at the expense of the other. Often, though not always harmful to the host. Animal parasites include internal warms and external lice, mites, ticks etc.
organism or animal that lives on another living animal.
An animal (or plant) that must live on or in an organism of another species, from which it draws its nourishment.
An organism that survives by exploiting, and depending upon, another organism.
Organism that benefits from another organism by harming it.
a plant or animal that lives off another living thing and does it harm (e.g. Fungi)
an organism which lives by feeding off of other organisms
An organism that absorbs nutrients from the body fluids of living hosts.
An organism which is obliged to obtain its food by living off the cells of another living organism.
Organism that lives on and harms another organism
An organism that lives on and at the expense of another organism.
an organism living in or on another organism at the expense of the host organism.
An organism living in, with, or on another organism.
An organism that lives off of a host.
Another organism that lives on, or within, the host animal. Examples are mange, mites, lice, fleas, protozoa, etc.
an organism that lives on or in a host organism during all or part of its existence. Nourishment is obtained at the expense of the host.
An organism that obtains a benefit from another organism while causing it harm.
An organism which lives on or in another organism, feeding upon it, usually without killing the host.
A plant or animal that lives and feeds on or within another living organism. Some examples of external parasites are ticks, fleas, and lice; some internal parasites are tapeworms (live in the intestines) and heartworms (live in the heart).
an animal that lives at the expense of another animal The brown-headed cowbird is a nest parasite that relies on other birds to raise its young.
an animal or plant that lives on, with or in another, from which it gets its food. Hookworms, tapeworms, and amoebas are parasites.
any plant or animal which lives in or on another organism to the detriment of the host
An organism that harms another while benefiting itself, or an organism that lives in or on the body of a larger living organism (its host).
an organism living in or on another organism (parasitic adj)
an organism that grows and feeds in or on another organism without benefiting the host organism. Most parasites are harmless, but some are deadly. The most common ways of getting a parasitic infection are from contaminated water and rimming (oral-anal contact).
n. An organism that lives in or on another species and gets its food from the tissues or fluids of its host.
An organism that lives on or in an organism of a different species (the host) and gains some advantage at the host's expense.
an animal or plant that lives in or on another, and from which it obtains nourishment.
a plant or animal that lives upon or within another living organism at whose expense it obtains some advantage e.g. Nematodes - roundworm; Arthropods - includes spiders, insects, crustaceans; Cestodes - tapeworms; Eimeria - coccidia; Fasciola- liver fluke.
an organism living in ( endo-) or on ( ecto-) another organism (host), from which it obtains food, yet contributes nothing to its welfare.
An organism living on or in the horse such as lice (external) and worms (internal).
An organism that lives off another (host) organism for its own benefit and by damaging or hurting it.
an animal that lives in or on the body of another living animal
An organism which obtains food and shelter from another organism.
Organisms that live in or on specific live hosts for at least part of their life cycle. They attack the immature stages of specific pests.
A creature that lives, usually at the expense, off a second, host creature, for instance the flea or intestinal worm.
an organism that lives off another animal, but does not generally kill it. Parasitoid - a arthropod that kills its hosts. A parasite does not kill its host.
an organism living on, or in a different organism and deriving nourishment from it.
Is a type of predator that kills its prey slowly. A typical parasite will lay its eggs inside the host (prey), thereby ensuring a constant supply of food for the developing larva.
an organism which needs another organism (host) to complete its life cycle, acquire food etc, but which does so to the detriment of the host.
lives on a host plant, depriving it of nutrients.
(PAR-ra-site) -- A plant that derives its sustenance from another living plant.
An organism that requires a living host to survive. It lives in or on the host and derives nutrients or other substances from the host. It is generally not able to live saprophytically, and it may often cause extensive damage to the host.
organism that lives in or on another organism (host) strictly for its own survival
Any organism that is dependent in some manner for its continued existence on another organism (its host), most often to the detriment of the host.
An organsim that lives off of a host.
an organism that lives in or on a host organism from which it secures some advantage
a plant or animal that lives on or in another plant or animal, usually hurting its "host."
plant or organism relying on another plant or organism for nutritional support
Living off of another organism while it is still alive.
An animal that lives inside another plant or animal living off that plant or animals nutrients. Examples of parasites are pinworms, tapeworms, coccidia, etc.
An organism that lives on another organism.
A microorganism that needs a host to survive. Examples: Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma.
An organism that lives in or on a host organism and uses it as a source of food and shelter, to the detriment of the host.
An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host (fleas, mites, ticks, and various worms are examples).
term used to describe life forms that sustain themselves by living off other life forms (WORMS ETC).
A general term for any organism that depends on another organism for support, which it receives at the expense of the other organism.
Consumer organism that lives on or in and feeds on a living plant or animal, known as the host, over an extended period of time. The parasite draws nourishment from and gradually weakens its host; it may or may not kill the host. See parasitism.
An organism that lives upon or within another organism and takes advantage of that organism; common cause of infectious diseases worldwide.
An organism that lives in or on the body of its host without killing the host, but usually debilitating the host to some extent. Dog fleas are examples of parasites; note how they feed as parasites of dogs during their adult phase, while in the larval stages they are not parasitic (and are not on dogs). Lice, on the other hand, are parasites from the time they hatch from eggs throughout their lives. See parasitoid
An organism which takes all its nutrients from the tissues of another organism, usually with harmful effects. Many fungi and bacteria are parasites.
An animal or plant living upon or in, and at the expense of, another organism. 150
An organism that provides no benefit for the host animal or plant and gains no benefit from its death. Examples include fleas, lice, schistosomes, and parasitic plants (e.g., orchid, mistletoe).
An organism that feeds on the tissues of another organism. Parasites are one of the major causes of disease in aquarium fishes.
an organism that lives in or an its host, feeds off of the host, and does nothing to contribute to the survival of the host.
An organism that lives on or within a body and takes its nourishment from the host without giving any benefit.
parasito] an organism living in or on another species to gain food at the expense of the host.
An organism that lives with, and obtains food from, another organism, usually to the detriment of the latter. Nestling martins have their feathers and skin eaten, and their blood sucked, by the following parasites: fleas, lice, nest mites, bed bugs, feather mites, blackflies, louse flies, mosquitoes, and blowfly larvae. See "ectoparasite."
An organism that takes food or shelter from another in a way that damages it without killing it outright. e.g., mistletoe, a virus.
An organism which lives entirely upon a another organism or host. Those with a single host are referred to as having a direct life cycle, those with more than one host in the life cycle, an indirect life cycle.
(adj. Parasitic): Organism that lives with, in, or on another organims for its own advantage. (2)
An organism living on or in and nourished by another living organism.
An animal or plant that gets nutrients by living on or in an organism of another species. A complete parasite gets all of its nutrients from the host organism, but a semi-parasite gets only some of its nutrients from the host.
A plant that obtains its food from another living plant.
An organism that grows and feeds on or within another organism (host), but offers no benefits to the host.
A plant or animal that lives and feeds on or within another living organism (host), causing some degree of harm to the host organism.
An organism living on a host. The obligate parasite requires a living host and obtains foot from the host. The non-obligate parasite can live on a host or non-living object.
Organism that benefits from another organisms while harming it.
Consumer organism that feeds on a host for an extended period of time. Feeding causes the host to be less fit and may eventually cause premature death.
A plant that derives its food or water chiefly from another plant to which it is attached.
An organism that lives on or inside a host animal and derives food or protection from the host without giving anything in return.
An organism living in or on another living organism (host) from which it extracts nutrients. ()
an heterotrophic organism that needs to obtain its organic nutrients from a living organism
A plant or animal deriving its nutrition from another organism.
pahr-eh-syTe) An organism which lives in or on another organism. This is typically a micro-macro relationship which is on-going. The host usually persists serving the parasite. Sometimes the relationship is symbiotic.
A parasite is an animal that lives off another animal (the host) without benefiting the host. Gray whales and other cetaceans have skin parasites such as barnacles and whale lice.
Any organism that lives in or on another organism without providing benefit in return.
organism which lives in or on another organism from which it obtains its organic nutrients. may or may not harm its host.
(adj. parasitic)- organism living in or on another and drawing nutriment directly from it.
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