hyperparasite


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hyperparasite

 [hi″per-par´ah-sīt]
a parasite that preys on a parasite. adj., adj hyperparasit´ic.

hy·per·par·a·site

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt),
A secondary parasite capable of development within a previously existing parasite.

hy·per·par·a·site

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt)
A secondary parasite capable of development within a previously existing parasite.

hyperparasite

an organism that is parasitic on another parasite.
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These tricks were simple compared with those of the bizarre entities Ray describes as "hyperparasites." Tierran organisms normally "compete" for space in the soup, yet "they invented innovations for competing for time," Ray says.
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The parasitized aphids were collected together with plant materials and transferred to laboratory, maintained subsequently, until emergence of parasitoids and hyperparasites. Live aphids were preserved in 90 Percent ethanol and 75 Percent lactic acid in a ratio of 2:1 (Eastop and van Emden, 1972) for identification at a later date.
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