An organism parasite on a closely related host organism.
An organism parasitic on an unrelated host organism.
1. Destructive to parasites.
2. An agent that is destructive to parasites.
1. Lacking appetite; a loathing of food; also, anorexia.
2. A dislike of or distaste for food.
asitia (s) (noun)
, asitias (pl)
Having no appetite for food: Tom's asitia
was an indication of his dislike of food or eating anything.
One reason for having asitia is when hunger has gone on for a long time regardless of what the reason was for the initial deprivation of food.
Asitia, or the destruction of the appetite for food, may come from starvation or severe malnutrition; as seen, in the poor, who can't afford to pay for adequate nourishment.
The usually larger component of abnormal, unequally conjoined twins that is able to live independently and nourish the other parasitic component.
Pertaining to or of the nature of an autosite.
cleptoparasite, kleptoparasite (s) (noun)
; cleptoparasites, kleptoparasites (pl)
An animal that obtains its food mainly by scavenging the food supplies of another species; especially, one with which it habitually lives in close proximity: A cleptoparasite is considered to be a hidden or unrecognized animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant) and it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host.
cleptoparasitism, kleptoparasitism (s) (noun)
; cleptoparasitisms, kleptoparasitisms (pl)
A form of social organisms in which a member of one species steals the prey or food stores of another species to feed its own progeny: Cleptoparasitism is a relationship; such as, with some wasps, whereby the female regularly usurps the prey of the other one for purposes of rearing her own offspring.
ecosite, ecoparasite, oikosite, oecosite
A microparasite to which the host is normally immune or well adapted.
1. A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.
2. A parasite that lives on the surface or exterior of the host organism; such as, an ectophyte or an ectozoon.
1. Any parasite which lives in the internal organs of an animal, as the tapeworms, Trichina, etc.; opposed to ectoparasite.
2. Any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms).
Any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another organism.
Having a normal appetite or having a normal desire for food.