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The answer PARASITE has 125 possible clue(s) in existing crosswords.
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Definitions of parasite in various dictionaries:
noun - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
noun - a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Tick or flea, e.g.|
|Dog flea, e.g|
|Paste that sucker with air!|
|Here's praise at one that cannot live alone|
|That sucker sucks a spare with it|
|That sucker will have you for a sucker|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|A professional dinner guest in ancient Greece, or a tick|
|From the Greek meaning "one who eats at another's table", it's an organism that feeds off a host|
|No Doubt sang, "Thank You for turning on the lights. Thank You, now you're" this organism that lives off a host|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense.|
|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|
|Biology An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.|
|One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.|
|One who lives off and flatters the rich a sycophant.|
|A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece.|
|an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it:|
|a person who is lazy and lives by other people working, giving them money, etc.:|
|an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it|
In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life. The entomologist E. O. Wilson has characterised parasites as "predators that eat prey in units of less than one". Parasites include protozoans such as the agents of malaria, sleeping sickness, and amoebic dysentery; animals such as hookworms, lice, mosquitoes, and vampire bats; fungi such as honey fungus and the agents of ringworm; and plants such as mistletoe, dodder, and the broomrapes. There are six major parasitic strategies of exploitation of animal hosts, namely parasitic castration, directly transmitted parasitism (by contact), trophically transmitted parasitism (by being eaten), vector-transmitted parasitism, parasitoidism, and micropredation.|
* Like predation, parasitism is a type of consumer-resource interaction, but unlike predators, parasites, with the exceptio