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par·a·sit·ic

(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.

parasitic

(păr′ə-sĭt′ĭk) also

parasitical

(-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
2. Caused by a parasite: parasitic diseases.

par′a·sit′i·cal·ly adv.

par·a·sit·ic

(par'ă-sit'ik)
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.

Parasitic

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. oooo...an 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 bathroom..it 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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Figure 1 illustrates the location of commercial and political enterprises in a manner consistent with Pantaleoni's theory of parasitical political pricing.
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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
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.
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.
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Like all evil, therefore, chauvinism is parasitical, feeding on the nourishment that should serve a healthier end.
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Dracula is the essence of otherness, as Halberstam suggests, "a monster and man, feminine and powerful, parasitical and wealthy; he is repulsive and fascinating, he exerts the consummate gaze but is scrutinized in all things, he lives forever but can be killed.
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