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[L. parasitus, fr Gr. parasitos, dinner guest]
1. An organism that lives within, upon, and at the expense of another organism (its host), causing harm. 2. The smaller or incomplete element of conjoined twins that is attached to and dependent on the more nearly normal twin (autosite). parasitic (par″ă-sit′ĭk ), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Parasite." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/obligate_parasite.
Parasite. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/obligate_parasite. Accessed December 6, 2019.
Parasite. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/obligate_parasite
Parasite [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 06]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749934/all/obligate_parasite.
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