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hyperparasite

 [hi″per-par´ah-sīt]
a parasite that preys on a parasite. adj., adj hyperparasit´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·par·a·site

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

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt)
A secondary parasite capable of development within a previously existing parasite.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hyperparasite

an organism that is parasitic on another parasite.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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