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PARASITISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does parasitism mean? 

PARASITISM (noun)
  The noun PARASITISM has 1 sense:

1. the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

  Familiarity information: PARASITISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARASITISM (noun)


Sense 1parasitism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("parasitism" is a kind of...):

interdependence; interdependency; mutuality (a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups))


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