verb (used with object), par·a·si·tized, par·a·si·tiz·ing.
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Another 39 of the parasitized slugs let parts of their bodies slowly fall away.A sea slug’s head can crawl around and grow a whole new body|Susan Milius|April 30, 2021|Science News For Students
Glaw was reminded of “parasites that eat the animal from the inside,” having seen such fatally parasitized insects before.This praying mantis inflates a strange pheromone gland to lure mates|Jake Buehler|April 26, 2021|Science News
Primary larvae of the parasite failed to parasitize Supella.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
Two roundworms were found to parasitize the guts of the salamanders; the parasitism looks to be benign.Natural History of the Salamander, Aneides hardii|Richard F. Johnston