microparasite

[ mahy-kroh-par-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈpær əˌsaɪt /

noun

a parasitic microorganism.

Origin of microparasite

First recorded in 1880–85; micro- + parasite

Related forms

mi·cro·par·a·sit·ic [mahy-kroh-par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microparasite

microparasite

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt) /

noun

any parasitic microorganism

Derived Forms

microparasitic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌpærəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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