Origin of parasitic
Examples from the Web for parasitic
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure
November 6, 2014
The viral-CSI element; the mythic vampires who were parasitic and brutal; the arrival of the airplane to JFK; the dead passengers.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
Definitely a few unpleasant characters, like parasitic worms, which we deliberately and with good reason evicted.An Epidemic of Absence: Destroying the Bugs in Our Bodies Can Be Dangerous to Our Health
September 9, 2012
One of the insects Chaz caught - and I promise I am not making this up - was a parasitic wasp.Chaz Catches Parasitic Wasp
June 28, 2012
They are typically invasive, highly adaptive, parasitic and adept at mimicking more benign plants.The Best of Brit Lit
December 17, 2010
It is not alone the parasitic and predaceous insects which are beneficial.
Only five generations have brought us to the parasitic, town-ridden condition we are in.Another Sheaf
Like some parasitic growth she was taking her strength from him.The Man Who Wins
Thousands of insects are carried off yearly by parasitic fungi.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
This malady was propagated annually by the parasitic spores.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Word Origin and History for parasitic
1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos "of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite," from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in reference to toadies; from 1640s in the biological sense.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
- Caused by a parasite.