[ par-uh-si-toi-diz-uh m, -sahy- ]
/ ˈpær ə sɪ tɔɪˌdɪz əm, -saɪ- /
the feeding by certain insect larvae on host tissues such that the host remains alive until larval development is complete and then usually dies.
Origin of parasitoidism
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