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parasitic

[ par-uh-sit-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of parasites.
(of diseases) due to parasites.
Phonetics. excrescent (def. 2).
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Sometimes par·a·sit·i·cal .

Origin of parasitic

1620–30; <Latin parasīticus<Greek parasītikós.See parasite, -ic

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