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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.

hyperparasite

/hy·per·par·a·site/ (-par´ah-sīt) a parasite that preys on a parasite.hyperparasit´ic

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.

hyperparasite

a parasite that preys on a parasite.
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