parasitic

[ par-uh-sit-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of parasites.
(of diseases) due to parasites.
Phonetics. excrescent(def 2).
Sometimes par·a·sit·i·cal.

Origin of parasitic

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

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parasitic
[ păr′ə-sĭtĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
Caused by a parasite.
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