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Introduction: Parasite

Description of Parasite

Parasite: Any living thing that lives in or on another living organism.

Parasite: An animal or plant that gets nutrients by living on or in an organism of another species. A complete parasite gets all of its nutrients from the host organism, but a semi-parasite gets only some of its nutrients from the host.
Source: National Institute of Health

Parasite: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Parasite: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Parasite

Source - MeSH 2007

For a description of Parasite, see:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Parasite

The following list attempts to classify Parasite into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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