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parasite British & World English

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

parasite English Thesaurus

Sam was a parasite with no interest in anything but drink and gambling

parasite drag British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

parasite fighter British & World English

A fighter jet carried by and operating from another aircraft.