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1. Association between parasitic Hymenoptera and their insect hosts.
2. An excess of parasites of the same species in a host, overtaxing the defense mechanism to the degree that disease or death results, in contrast to multiple parasitism.
Infestation of an already parasitized organism by more parasites, especially of the same species.
su′per·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
superparasitism(soo″pĕr-păr′ă-sī″tĭzm) [″ + ″ + -ismos, condition]
A condition in which the host is infested or infected with a greater number of parasites than can be supported.