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parasitize

 [par´ah-sĭ-tīz″]
to live on or within a host as a parasite.

par·a·si·tize

(par'ă-si-tīz),
To invade as a parasite.

parasitize

(păr′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī-)
tr.v. parasit·ized, parasit·izing, parasit·izing, parasit·izes
To live on or in (a host) as a parasite.

par·a·si·tize

(par'ă-si-tīz)
To invade as a parasite.

parasitize

to live on or within a host as a parasite.

Patient discussion about parasitize

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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Four species of Cuscuta parasitizing 11 host species in a Larrea-Atriplex ecotone in the Amargosa Valley of southern Nevada.
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Palmistichus elaeisis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) parasitizing pupae of Citioica anthonilis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) collected on Piptadenia gonoacan tha (Fabaceae).
pupae parasitizing Paridesa scanius Cramer (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) caterpillars, a defoliator of Aristolochia trilobata L.
Whereas the Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) is an uncommon host species, there are a few records of Brown-headed Cowbirds parasitizing that species (Friedmann 1938, Goertz 1977).
Palmistichus elaeisis female parasitizing a Hypsipyla grandella pupa (a); parasitoid emergence hole (b).
Venturia canescens parasitizing Galleria mellonella and Anagasta kuehniella: Is the parasitoid a conformer or regulator?
molitor rearing facilities parasitizing Ephestia cautella (Walker) pupae and identified by the fourth author as Antrocephalus mitys (Walker).