Translation of parasitic in Spanish:

parasitic

Pronunciation: /ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkəl/
parasitical

adj

  • 1.1 [animal/plant] parásito; [disease] parasitario
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    • Since viruses are parasitic on cellular life, the first life could not have been anything like a virus.
    • Some species are parasitic on insects, plants and animals, including man.
    • Nevertheless, growing these parasitic plants in vitro is difficult, because of their dependence on a connection to hosts for normal development, and because of their specific germination requirements.
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    • Public health agencies focused their activities on infectious diseases, especially vaccine preventable and endemic parasitic diseases.
    • Scabies is a contagious parasitic infection caused by infestation of the Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis mite.
    • On the other hand, pathological conditions are marked by gall-like swellings and vermiform borings on exoskeletons that are thought to have been caused by diseases or parasitic infestation.
    1.2 [person] parásito
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    • Such music fests do not exist outside of a parasitic capitalist and Mafia-styled exploitive capitalist paradigm that is financed by the American government with American tax payer money.
    • Revisionism is an historical discipline made necessary by the fact that all States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society.
    • He and Carlyle relied heavily on the parasitic rhetoric.

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