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parasitic

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Definition of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

or:

a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • She picked up a parasitic infection while in Africa.
parasitic = from a species that lives in another species and eats from it
  • parasitic vines that strangle the trees
  • a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses
  • They start trying to get themselves eaten by a bird, basically, and eventually they succeed, and the parasite that was authoring the story all along ends up exactly where it needs to be: in the belly of a bird.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives off another organism without providing return benefit
  • I am tired of being a parasite.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • parasite = person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • Him that they call the parasite.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • parasite = a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • Moving every day also keeps the cows healthier, because they can get away from their droppings, which can contain unhealthy parasites.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • parasites = of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

    or:

    a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • "The parasite believes itself to be the host," I said.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • I was that fish, infected with a parasite, swimming close to the surface, trying to get myself eaten.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • Couldn't get the redness and the swelling out of my mind, my skin responding to the invasion of parasitic bacteria.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasitic = of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • You can't know whether you're doing the bidding of some parasite, not really.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • ...once the parasite is ready to mate, the infected fish suddenly start swimming close to the surface.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • I started telling Davis about this weird parasite, Diplostomum pseudospathaceum.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • The parasite breeds there, and then baby parasites get crapped out into the water by birds, whereupon they meet with a fish, and the cycle begins anew.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasites = organisms that live on (or in) another species and eat from it without providing return benefit
  • The parasite breeds there, and then baby parasites get crapped out into the water by birds, whereupon they meet with a fish, and the cycle begins anew.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • Of course I'd long known that I was playing host to a massive collection of parasitic organisms, but I didn't much like being reminded of it.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasitic = of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • He looked at the little pool of blood in the bottom of the test tube and said, "Did you know that tuatara can carry parasites—Tua carries salmonella, for instance—but they never get sick from them?"
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasites = organisms that live on (or in) another species and eat from it without providing return benefit
  • Fish infected with immature parasites swim in deep water to make it harder for birds to spot, but then, once the parasite is ready to mate, the infected fish suddenly start swimming close to the surface.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasites = organisms that live on (or in) another species and eat from it without providing return benefit
  • I could tell she wanted me to ask her about something, but I couldn't tell what, because my stomach wouldn't shut up, which was forcing me deep inside a worry that I'd somehow contracted a parasitic infection.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • parasitic = of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit
  • I was trying to explain to him why this freaked me out so much but not really succeeding, and I recognized that I'd pulled the conversation very far away from the point where we'd held hands and been close to kissing, that now I was talking about parasite-infected bird feces, which was more or less the opposite of romance, but I couldn't stop myself; because I wanted him to understand that I felt like the fish, like my whole story was written by someone else.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
parasite = an organism that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

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