parasitoid

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par·a·sit·oid

 (păr′ə-sĭ-toid′, -sī′toid)
n.
An organism, usually an insect, that lives on or in a host organism during some period of its development and eventually kills its host.

par′a·sit·oid′ adj.
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parasitoid

(ˈpærəsɪˌtɔːd)
n
(Zoology) zoology an animal, esp an insect, that is parasitic during the larval stage of its life cycle but becomes free-living when adult
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par•a•sit•oid

(ˈpær ə sɪˌtɔɪd, -saɪ-)

n.
1. an insect that hatches within a host, feeds on it during the larval stage, and becomes free-living when the host dies.
2. any organism whose mode of life is intermediate between a parasite and a predator.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to a parasitoid.
[1920–25; < New Latin Parasitoïdea (1913); see parasite, -oid]
par′a•sit•oid•ism, n.
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Translations
parasitoïde
References in periodicals archive ?
Most Diptera parasitoids develop completely inside the body of their hosts (= endoparasitoids); however, some bombyliids can develop as endoparasitoids or exoparasitoids (Feener & Brown 1997; Yeates & Greathead 1997).