Definition of "parasites" []

  • An animal or plant that lives in or on another (the host) from which it obtains nourishment. The host does not benefit from the association and is often harmed by it (noun)
  • A person who habitually lives at the expense of others; sponger (noun)
  • (formerly) a sycophant (noun)
  • Plural form of parasite. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "parasites" in a sentence
  • "Notwithstanding the pejorative name, everyone agrees that feeding the parasites is the just and humane thing to do."
  • "One thought "wild" fish often contain parasites, fungus, and various other diseases."
  • "It is one of the most common disease-causing brain parasites in the world and is the leading cause of brain seizures."