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Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
an organism that grows and feeds in or on another organism without benefiting the host organism. Most parasites are harmless, but some are deadly. The most common ways of getting a parasitic infection are from contaminated water and rimming (oral-anal contact).
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
A plant or animal that lives and feeds on or within another living organism (host), causing some degree of harm to the host organism.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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.
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Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Organism that lives in or on another organism, usually causing damage to the host organism. Any disease causing organism. An organism exhibiting an obligatory dependence on another organism, its host, which is detrimental to the host
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A plant or animal organism that lives in or on and takes its nourishment from another. Parasite diseases include infections due to protozoa, helminths, or arthropods. For examples: Malaria is caused by plasmodium, a protozoa (a single-cell organism that can only divide within a host organism). Schistosomiasis, another set of very important parasitic diseases, is caused by a helminth (a worm). The arthropods include insects and arachnids (spiders, etc.), a number of which can act as vectors (carriers) of parasitic diseases.
See also: MAA , H. flu , EAC , 3TC & ZDV , C & I

 

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