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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.
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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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Thus the inherently unstable capitalist system cannot regulate its own activity, much less overcome the crises caused by its chaotic and parasitical growth, because to do so would require setting limits upon accumulation--an unacceptable option for a system predicated upon the rule: Grow or Die
And again life in refugee camps is very restricted and quite parasitical.
Not one of the North Wales MPs who meekly trotted along with the government into the division lobbies last week had had the courage to inform us prior to the event that they believed passionately that these wasteful, ludicrous, anachronistic and antisocial institutions should be closed forthwith if not torched and razed and their parasitical occupants thrown into jail as a lesson to all, and would therefore feel bound by conscience to vote for their abolition as a matter of extreme urgency.
It's easy to forget about the mosquitoes, but one can't escape those parasitical insects, especially as mosquito coils, sprays and ointments are not always effective.
This morbid fascination with a junkie nutjob, bleeding into her ballet slippers from injecting heroin, and her parasitical husband's battle scars, is like watching a car crash.
Much of the hideous violence, carried out by the "armed doctrine Communism" of the 20th-century--which could be called by the term "Marxism-Leninism"--was parasitical on emotional and rhetorical appeals to such impulses.
Its protagonist, Pongnyo, grows up in a gentleman's house but is sold to a parasitical widower due to poverty.
The first section, "I nuovi equilibri del poema," focuses on the parasitical nature of the GC ("cresciuto sopra e attorno al testo che vuole superare" [21]), on the attenuation in the revised version of the GL's often heralded "dialettica tra unita e varieta" (32), on the GC's inclusion of "episodi francamente allegorici o la riscrittura in chiave allegorica di episodi preesistenti" (52), and on the adoption "esplicita e sistematica di esempi o modelli testuali autorevoli" (71), such as Homer's Iliad and the Bible.
Maybe the debate should be on how we can get rid of the large numbers of racist, lazy, destructive, rude, parasitical English people who pollute this country and cause nothing but trouble and replace them with some hard-working considerate "foreigners" who are far more worthy of our social security, health, education and stronger economy.
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I must declare an interest here: in the next volume in Holland's series I will argue that printed plays were parasitical on the professional stage through the 1580s and 90s, not becoming an independent site of authority and pleasure until 1605-10.