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parasitic
used in Oryx and Crake

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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
  • Living in a cave, fighting off the body parasites, gnawing the odd bone.
    p. 201.5
  • A tiny parasitic wasp had invaded several ChickieNobs installations, carrying a modified form of chicken pox, specific to the ChickieNob and fatal to it.
    p. 216.1

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