para-, par-

(Greek: by the side of, beside, past, beyond; contrary, wrong, irregular, abnormal)

Characterized by an orientation movement of an organ or structure to bring it parallel to the soil surface.
An orientation movement of an organ or structure to bring it parallel to the soil surface.
A nonphotosynthetic parasite that must obtain carbohydrates found in the host plant phloem (food-conducting tissue of a plant). A parasitic flowering plant that lacks chlorophyll (nonphotosynthetic) and must rely totally on the contents of the xylem (woody part of plants; supporting and water-conducting tissue) and the phloem of the host plant.
1. A secondary parasite capable of development within a previously existing parasite.
2. An organism that is parasitic on or in another parasite.
3. A parasite that preys on another parasite.
hysterical paralysis, paraplegia
Muscle weakness, or paralysis, without loss of reflex activity, in which no organic lesion can be demonstrated.
A parasite that decomposes nonliving organic matter to obtain nutrients that are then absorbed through cell membranes.
1. An organism associated with a particular disease and able to modify its coarse, but not serving as the actual causal agent; or to put it another way: a microorganism found in conjunction with a disease process that, while capable of modifying the course of the disease, is not its cause.
2. A pathogenic parasite that attacks only already diseased tissues.
obligate parasite
An organism that can exist only as a parasite.
parable (noun), parables (pl)
A simple and concise story that conveys a spiritual or ethical meaning: By reading a parable about the fox's sour grapes in his book, Jack discovered that it also applied to his own situation of not getting what he wanted.