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Meaning of "parasitism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PARASITISM

parasitism  [ˈpærəsaɪˌtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARASITISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Parasitism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PARASITISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

parasitism

Parasitism

Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Traditionally parasite referred primarily to organisms visible to the naked eye, or macroparasites. Parasite now includes microparasites, which are typically smaller, such as viruses and bacteria. Some examples of parasites include the plants mistletoe and cuscuta, and animals such as hookworms. Unlike predators, parasites do not kill their host, are generally much smaller than their host, and will often live in or on their host for an extended period. Both are special cases of consumer-resource interactions. Parasites show a high degree of specialization, and reproduce at a faster rate than their hosts. Classic examples of parasitism include interactions between vertebrate hosts and tapeworms, flukes, the Plasmodium species, and fleas. Parasitism differs from the parasitoid relationship because parasitoids generally kill their hosts.

Definition of parasitism in the English dictionary

The first definition of parasitism in the dictionary is the relationship between a parasite and its host. Other definition of parasitism is the state of being infested with parasites. Parasitism is also the state of being a parasite.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARASITISM


antiferromagnetism
ˌæntɪˌfɛrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
diamagnetism
ˌdaɪəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
Docetism
ˈdəʊsɪˌtɪzəm
electromagnetism
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
favouritism
ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm
ferromagnetism
ˌfɛrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
geomagnetism
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
hermetism
ˈhɜːmɪˌtɪzəm
Hussitism
ˈhʌsaɪˌtɪzəm
magnetism
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
mephitism
ˈmɛfɪˌtɪzəm
palaeomagnetism
ˌpælɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
paramagnetism
ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
phonetism
ˈfəʊnɪˌtɪzəm
pietism
ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm
pseudohermaphroditism
ˌsjuːdəʊhɜːˈmæfrədaɪˌtɪzəm
sovietism
ˈsəʊvɪɪˌtɪzəm
spiritism
ˈspɪrɪˌtɪzəm
syncretism
ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtɪzəm
transvestitism
trænzˈvestɪˌtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARASITISM

parasite resistance
parasitic
parasitic male
parasitic oscillation
parasitical
parasitically
parasiticalness
parasiticidal
parasiticide
parasitisation
parasitise
parasitization
parasitize
parasitoid
parasitologic
parasitological
parasitologist
parasitology
parasitoses
parasitosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARASITISM

anti-Semitism
antielitism
autism
cosmopolitism
diphysitism
elitism
endoparasitism
finitism
fortuitism
hermaphroditism
hyperparasitism
Ishmaelitism
Jacobitism
Jesuitism
Monophysitism
Monothelitism
Pre-Raphaelitism
semiparasitism
stylitism
superparasitism
sybaritism

Synonyms and antonyms of parasitism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «parasitism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PARASITISM

Find out the translation of parasitism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of parasitism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «parasitism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寄生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parasitismo
570 millions of speakers

English

parasitism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुस्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تطفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

паразитизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parasitismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরাশ্রয়িতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

parasitisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Parasitisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schmarotzertum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

寄生
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Parasitism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trạng thái ký sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒட்டுண்ணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परजीवीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

parazitlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parassitismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pasożytnictwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

паразитизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

parazitism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρασιτισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

parasitisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

parasitism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

parasittisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of parasitism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARASITISM»

The term «parasitism» is regularly used and occupies the 85.646 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARASITISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about parasitism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARASITISM»

Discover the use of parasitism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to parasitism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Parasitism: The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions
Throughout the book Combes enlivens his discussion with a wealth of concrete examples of host-parasite interactions.
Claude Combes, 2001
2
Parasitism: The Diversity and Ecology of Animal Parasites
Explains parasite biology as a branch of ecology - essential reading for zoology and ecology students.
Albert O. Bush, 2001
3
Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism
This book provides an up-to-date review of research related to two of the most important nematode pests, root-knot and cyst nematodes.
R. Howard Berg, Chris Taylor, 2008
4
Parasitism
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Mile Vandervelde, Jean Massart, 2009
5
Biology of Parasitism
One part of the book presents the experimental component of the Course, in particular the subject matter of the four two-week sessions covering Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of protozoan and helminth parasites ...
Christian Tschudi, Edward J. Pearce, 2000
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The Evolution of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective
This volume aims to bring together a range of articles that exemplifies the phylogenetic approach as applied to various disciplines within parasitology and as applied by parasitologists.
‎2003
7
Parasitism and Host Behaviour
This book brings together recent work across the disciplines of parasitology and animal behaviour which is revealing the fundamental role of parasitism in the evolution of behaviour.
C F Barnard, 2002
8
Intracellular Parasitism
The book includes one or more chapters on Bdellovibrio, Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Coxiella, Legionella, Shigellae, Mycobacterium, Microsporidium, Plasmodium, and Toxoplasma.
James W. Moulder, 1989
9
Parasitism and ecosystems
Parasitism and Ecosystems summarizes current knowledge on this topic, providing a comprehensive overview for researchers and students.
Frédéric Thomas, François Renaud, Jean-François Guégan, 2005
10
Plant Pathology
PARASITISM AND PATHOGENICITY 77 HOST RANGE OF PATHOGENS 78 DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE IN PLANTS 79 STAGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE: THE DISEASE CYCLE 80 INOCULATION – PREPENETRATION ...
George N. Agrios, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PARASITISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term parasitism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Friend or foe? Knowing who's who in your garden
Finally, some beneficial organisms prey on garden pests either directly by parasitism or through competition. Now that you know how important ... «Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Jul 15»
2
Chasing winged friends even in monsoon
However, the most interesting sighting is to see them practicing brood parasitism during which they lay eggs in the nest of bird of different ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Osun Salary Crisis: State Insolvency And True Federalism – By …
... reduced to rent and commission takers in the name of monthly revenue allocation, a fact that has brewed laziness and parasitism on the part ... «Osun Defender, Jul 15»
4
UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November
Researchers will present information on the immune response to equine arteritis virus, respiratory disorders, parasitism, skin diseases, and ... «TheHorse.com, Jul 15»
5
How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes
... has for nearly four decades responded to declining profit margins in manufacturing by turning ever more decisively to financial parasitism. «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
6
Tasty Prawns Prevent Blood Flukes
“We tested schistosomiasis control by (reintroducing) river prawns in a before-after-control-impact field experiment that tracked parasitism in ... «R & D Magazine, Jul 15»
7
Parasitic Exploitation: Unfair Practice Among Non-Competitors
In this regard, the theory of parasitism, under the widely known Competition Law, has been growing in importance and power in the intellectual ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
8
Zombies in the garden
... studying in the area of colony collapse disorder of bees (CCD) discovered that one of the bees had been a victim of parasitism by a phorid fly, ... «Coastal Illustrated, Jul 15»
9
Federal Reserve documents stagnant state of US economy
A defining expression of this crisis is the dominance of financial speculation and parasitism, to the point where a narrow international financial ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
10
Why the Type III Secretory System Can't Be a Precursor to the …
... across the range of bacteria, and the need for chemotaxis and motility (i.e., using the flagellum to find food) precede the need for parasitism. «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Parasitism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/parasitism>. Dec 2019 ».
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