parasitical

Definitions

  • 197. Development of Egg-parasites
    197. Development of Egg-parasites
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj parasitical of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses","parasitic vines that strangle the trees","bloodsucking blackmailer","his indolent leechlike existence"
    • adj parasitical relating to or caused by parasites "parasitic infection"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PARASITE (Argulus foliaceus) ON TROUT, NAT. SIZE AND MAGNIFIED PARASITE (Argulus foliaceus) ON TROUT, NAT. SIZE AND MAGNIFIED

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites
    • Parasitical (Bot. & Zoöl) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.
    • Parasitical Of the nature of a parasite; having the habits of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic. "Parasitic preachers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's smallest winged insect, the Tanzanian parasitic wasp, is smaller than the eye of a housefly.
    • parasitical Same as parasitic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss
    • adjs Parasitical like a parasite: fawning: acting as a sycophant: living on other plants or animals
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Quotations

  • Kenneth Tynan
    Kenneth Tynan
    “Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. parasiticus, Gr. : cf. F. parasitique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. parasītus—Gr. parasitospara, beside, sitos, corn.

Usage

In literature:

Here I am a gentleman, at home only a parasite.
"Albert Durer" by T. Sturge Moore
Running Slave or Parasite.
"The Dramatic Values in Plautus" by Wilton Wallace Blancke
Another important use of cooking is that it kills any minute parasites or germs in the raw food.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Animal parasites the direct cause of many diseases.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
One is a parasitic Orchis; the other a parasite of a more dangerous family.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Her pride revolted against parasitism.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The pamphlet in question is a very valuable work, and gives very clearly the methods by which the parasite develops.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884" by Various
Parasitic upon a species of Salicornaria.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Life must be considered as a whole, not merely in its parasitic excrescences.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
There were hundreds of those parasites in each animal.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
A worm, rather than seek its own food, becomes a parasite.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
An imaginative life may therefore exist parasitically in a man, hardly touching his action or environment.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
None that I know of are fragrant, few useful, many more or less malignant, and some parasitic.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
Rameau is not all parasite.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
War is a parasitic industry; and Christianity forbids parasitism.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
These cells serve an important part in infectious diseases in devouring and destroying parasites.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
Parasites are nourished through the blood supply of the autosite, and the parasites usually are incapable of motion.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The larvae of Lepidoptera found late in the fall are very apt to be parasitized, and should be collected and kept over the winter.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
Another large group of parasitic Isopods is the suborder Epicaridea, all the species of which are parasitic on other Crustacea.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
Among other parasitic fungi are rusts and smuts.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In poetry:

Parasite lichen
Lies grey on the years;
Lily buries herself
When winter appears.
"Lichen" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
About us are white cliffs and space.
No façades show,
Nor roof nor any spire…
All sheathed in snow…
The parasitic snow
That clings about them like a blight.
"The Foundling" by Lola Ridge
Look not for faultless men or faultless art;
Small faults are ever virtue's parasites:
As in a picture shadows show the lights,
So human foibles show a human heart.
"Poetry" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Persons of the Drama :--
Belshazzar, King of Babylon.
Nitocris, the Queen-Mother.
Courtiers, Astrologers, Parasites.
Daniel, the Jewish Prophet.
Captive Jews, &c. &c.
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
While around in serried ranks
Rear the bold facades of Banks;
But when wrath of Heaven smites
Hosts of Mammon's parasites,
Mad Maria will not fall,
Being oh so very small.
"Mad Maria" by Robert W Service
Take mountebanks, prancers,
Fops, fiddlers, and dancers,
So volatile, versatile, nimble; Pimps, parasites, spyers, Apostates, rogues, liars,
State coblers; and knights of the thimble.
"Recipe To make A French Legion of Honour" by Thomas Stott

In news:

The village is one of the last in Ghana to report a case of the parasite.
How a parasite sneakily ensures its own replication.
For the past month, students in Sharon Roy's fifth-grade class have been studying the phenomenon by collecting, monitoring and tracking results from honeybees suspected of having fallen prey to the parasite.
) I hopped online to learn more about the parasites.
There will be parasites, but that shouldn't impact our relationships to one another and God because those who start out as parasites might eventually become symbiotic .
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments and complications of harboring these parasites.
Scientists studying Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at Chicago's Field Museum, find evidence of a parasite that infects modern birds of prey.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this parasitic infection.
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects up to a third of the world's population.
ISLAMABAD—A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba " has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba " has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Naegleria fowleri parasite — aka 'brain-eating amoeba ' — kills 10 in Pakistan.
The parasite causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.
Traveler's diarrhea comes from eating food or drinking water contaminated by certain bacteria, viruses and parasites - particularly the bacteria called enterotoxigenic E.
A third of the world's population may have a parasitic infection that scientists believe to have an impact on human behavior.
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In science:

Deuflhard, P.: A study of extrapolation methods based on multistep schemes without parasitic solutions.
Uniformly correct multiscale time integrators for highly oscillatory second order differential equations
From there he considered the apparently fragile web of trophic, parasitical and symbiotic interactions linking all the living beings in the valley – a network which nonetheless must have evolved a particularly robust structure not to shatter at the first environmental fluctuation.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
We first use a very coarse bound for the “parasite” factors in (57).
Bosonic Monocluster Expansion
The test setup must be adequately shielded, and low parasitic capacitance probes are essential.
Capacitance of Silicon Pixels
The meter is then placed in OPEN correction mode and measures all the parasitic capacitances in the setup, including cable and probe contributions.
Capacitance of Silicon Pixels
The agreement reported below between the simulation and the measurements con(cid:12)rms that the parasitic capacitances and the systematics associated with the measurement have been properly interpreted and addressed.
Capacitance of Silicon Pixels
Third, other species strongly affect the fitness of individuals of a given species, like competitors, predators, preys, symbionts, or parasites.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The first factor represents the within-host selection and gives an advantage to those parasites with higher than average virulence.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
An important condition for the validity of this result is that transmission of the parasite is horizontal, i.e., between hosts belonging to the same generation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
This condition for an ESS of the host can now be combined with the findings of the previous subsection for the evolutionary stable parasite strategy.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Depending on the analytical form of β (v) and b(γ ), one or even two fixed points of the complete system may exist. A specific model investigated by van Baalen has two stable fixed points for the host-parasite coevolution.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
So far, we have considered situations where a stable fixed point exists with only one host strategy and one parasite strategy present.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
One necessary condition for cyclic sub-structures being favored in complex interaction structure would be the stability of the cyclic structures to initially embedded parasites.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
The problem was due to underestimate of the parasitic capacitance.
New Results on ATLAS Pixel Opto-Link
We refer to the part of the added components away from the singularities of |C∞ | as parasitic.
On the holomorphicity of genus two Lefschetz fibrations
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