hyperparasite

[ hahy-per-par-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈpær əˌsaɪt /

noun Biology.

an organism that is parasitic on or in another parasite.

Origin of hyperparasite

First recorded in 1825–35; hyper- + parasite

Related forms

hy·per·par·a·sit·ic [hahy-per-par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjectivehy·per·par·a·sit·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperparasite

hyperparasite

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈpærəˌsaɪt) /

noun

an organism that is parasitic on another parasite
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