pseudoparasite


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pseu·do·par·a·site

(sū'dō-par'ă-sīt),
A false parasite; may be either a commensal or a temporary parasite (the latter is an organism accidentally ingested and surviving briefly in the intestine).

pseudoparasite

(soo?do-par'a-sit) [? + ? + sitos, food]
1. Anything resembling a parasite.
2. An organism that can live as a parasite, although it is normally not one. See: parasite, facultative
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The images can be searched in categories entitled arthropods, cestodes, nematodes, protozoa, pseudoparasites, and trematodes Each image typically has various magnifications (x 100, 500, 1,000, etc.
18-20] Clinical virologists should, therefore, expect these pseudoparasites in respiratory specimens submitted for viral DFA.