an organism not usually parasitic on a particular species, but which becomes so because of a weakened condition of the host.
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An ecoparasite that becomes pathogenic as a consequence of its host's weakened resistance.
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An ecoparasite that becomes pathogenic in consequence of weakened resistance on the part of its host.
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