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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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It is the text which is parasitically dependent upon intertexts and interpretations for meaning.
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The pieces appeared as though they were living, parasitically, in the corners and walls of the gallery, at once supplementing and sabotaging the "host" space.
Asdam's piece obstructed the stark transparency of Fehn's building, parasitically insinuating itself within the interior as something like a formal , structural "unconscious" whose manifest exclusion had been the ideological project of the modernist space.
Paparazzi record actions - invasions, sightings - that are entirely sealed off by the image thus produced: the paparazzo picture doesn't parasitically render a something else, philosophically outside the frame of what the picture can hold and prove.
Here the "radical" architects (Zaha Hadid in the Russian exhibition, Gae Aulenti in the Italian) have found their proper function: to stage and upstage, parasitically exploiting the radicality that the historical avant-garde objects commanded but that their own work could never achieve.
It is identified, when seen against the current state of affairs, as a possibility of making a living and engaging positively rather than parasitically in social formations and affective circuits (Vigh 2015).
People who refuse to produce goods or services either die or exist parasitically on those who do produce them.
Rather than investing in the market, it parasitically infests and congests that market.
21) Situated precariously at the border of the ethnic nation state, the Roma are accused of intrusion, indolence, ill will, criminality, or any such thing "feeding parasitically on the social body.