Origin of parasitic
Examples from the Web for parasitically
Work of Art is the new Anti-Aesthetic to the self-obsessed and parasitically over-professionalized Art World.Picking the Next Picasso
July 8, 2010
Is it a worm which lives in freedom here, and parasitically elsewhere?Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
It lives upon the gorse just as parasitically as the little green aphides live upon our rose-bushes.The Evolutionist at Large
Sometimes a Cirro-Stratus cloud comes along and fastens itself to it parasitically.
Parasitically it engrafts itself on the truth and its various systems, to prey upon them the more successfully.The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures
Frederick von Schlegel
Word Origin and History for parasitically
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.