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parasite US English

An organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense

parasite US Thesaurus

she longed to be free of the parasites in her family

parasite drag US English

The part of the drag on an aircraft or aerofoil which arises through friction, i.e. the part not attributable to lift; profile drag.

brood parasite US English

An animal that lays its eggs in the nest of another animal (of the same or a different species), leaving the host to care for them and the eventual young, to the detriment of the host's young.

malaria parasite US English

A protozoan of the genus Plasmodium (phylum Apicomplexa), the members of which cause malaria in vertebrates.

parasite fighter US English

A fighter jet carried by and operating from another aircraft.