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par•a•sit•oid•ism



Pronunciation: (par'u-si-toi-diz"um, -sī-), [key]
n.
the feeding by certain insect larvae on host tissues such that the host remains alive until larval development is complete and then usually dies.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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