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(par'ă-sit'ik), Do not confuse this word with paracytic or paracystic.
1. Relating to or of the nature of a parasite.
2. Denoting organisms that normally grow only in or on the living body of a host.


(păr′ə-sĭt′ĭk) also


1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
2. Caused by a parasite: parasitic diseases.

par′a·sit′i·cal·ly adv.


1. Relating to or of the nature of a parasite.
2. Denoting organisms that normally grow only in or on the living body of a host.


Of, or relating to a parasite.
Mentioned in: Antihelminthic Drugs


Patient discussion about parasitic

Q. is an Amoeba dangerous?? and how can i get rid of it? my son is in Peru, he called and told me he got an Amoeba..i have no idea if it's dangerous or not, and how to get rid of it. and what kinds of food he needs to avoid.I'll appreciate help!

A. Amoeba is a nasty one...but not so dangerous! it's a one celled parasite which gets into your body if you eat in restaurants that the cook doesn't wash hands after going to the multiplies in your intestine and makes you diarrhea like hell. but if you'll treat it right it will go away as nothing happened. if you don't it can give you liver cyst. and that's not good. he should see a Dr.

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The most well-known and accepted parasitic infections in the US are pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis), Trichomonas vaginalis, Toxoplasma gondii, Giardia intestinalis (lamblia), and Cryptosporidium spp.
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After the bear was tranquilized, wardens found that its eyes were crusted over, a symptom of a parasitic worm that infects mature bears' eye sockets and leads to blindness, Martarano said.
In an address to the symposium, Asami said Japan together with other developed countries had succeeded in fighting parasitic diseases and asked developing nations to learn from such experiences.
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