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Now, new research on the genetic instruction book of this rare plant reveals the lengths to which it has gone to become a specialized parasite.A reeking, parasitic plant lost its body and much of its genetic blueprint|Jake Buehler|February 10, 2021|Science News
Scientific findings reported this year that still need more proof include potential signs of life on Venus and Earth’s oldest parasites.The science stories that defined 2020: coronavirus, diversity movements and more|Science News Staff|December 27, 2020|Science News
Ditching energy-expensive traits, or “reductive evolution,” is a common theme in parasites, Meyer noted.
Pandas are known to cover themselves in natural scents, which may ward off parasites or act as a territorial signal.
During Africa’s dry season, when mosquitoes are scarce, malaria parasites have a hard time spreading to new hosts.How malaria parasites hide from the human immune system|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 26, 2020|Science News
The film reaches its climax when Temple is felled by giardia, a parasite that infects the small intestine.Claremont McKenna Students Try Life on $1 a Day in ‘Living on One’|Robert Bryce|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was Italian doctors who proved that the parasite was carried by mosquitoes.
Al Qaeda is a parasite that feeds on social instability and turmoil.Fawaz A. Gerges on How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda|Fawaz A. Gerges|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All of this feeds a caricature of Washington as a parasite on the real economy.
A single platelet lying upon a red corpuscle may easily be mistaken for a malarial parasite (Plate VI).
The spirillum of relapsing fever can be identified by the method for the malarial parasite in fresh blood.
With the tertian parasite, the segments more frequently form an irregular cluster.
If a parasite does not make him laugh, he perhaps does not please him, and therefore must be dismissed.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
If a parasite cannot exist outside animal tissues, it is an obligatory parasite; if it can, it is a facultative saphrophyte.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for parasite
Derived forms of parasiteparasitic (ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk) or parasitical, adjectiveparasitically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for parasite
An organism that lives off or in another organism, obtaining nourishment and protection while offering no benefit in return. Human parasites are often harmful to the body and can cause diseases, such as trichinosis.