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parasites
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
S Biological Sciences
Definition
Invertebrate organisms that live on or in another organism (the host), and benefit at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic bacteria; fungi; viruses; and plants; though they may live parasitically.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2016
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9356.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9356
Broader Term
heterotrophs
pests
Narrower Term
ectoparasites
endoparasites
gregarines
hematophagous parasites
hemoparasites
mycoparasites
parasitic insects
parasitic plants
Related Term
animal parasites and pests
antiparasitic agents
antiparasitic properties
definitive hosts
etiological agents
haustoria
host-parasite relationships
kleptoplasty
parasite load
parasitism
parasitology
parasitoses
pathogens
Spanish
parásitos
Term Number
9356