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parasite

Pronunciation: /ˈpærəsaɪt/

Translation of parasite in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Botany/Botánica] [Zoology/Zoología] parásito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • These genes are essentially immune system genes and defend the host organism from parasites.
    • After all, more than half the species on Earth are parasites, and most organisms are host to a number of them.
    • Some water molds are parasites on other organisms; they may grow on the scales or eggs of fish, or on amphibians.
    1.2 (person) parásito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • MPs, councillors and all their cronies are nothing more than scroungers, spongers, parasites.
    • They are literary parasites, the enemies of creativity and imagination.
    • They are all a pack of bludgers and parasites who pay no taxes but spend ours.

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