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(Botany) an organism that is parasitic on another parasite


(ˌhaɪ pərˈpær əˌsaɪt)

an organism that is parasitic on or in another parasite.
hy`per•par`a•sit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
hy`per•par′a•sit•ism, n.
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Isopoda, Cabiropsidae) a hyperparasite of Bopyroides hippolytes Kroyer from the shrimp Pandalus borealis.
The fungal group Microspora in the family Unikaryonidae can act as a hyperparasite on trematode larvae when ingested by a snail host, and microsporidia can reduce Fasciola hepatica infections in snails (Canning et al.
Gliocladium catenulaum: hyperparasite of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Fusarium species.
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Trichoderma pseudokoningii is a hyperparasite on hyphae of many plant pathogens.
A hyperparasite mistaken for an inflorescence: The identity and typification of Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (Viscaceae).
This fungus is what we call a hyperparasite," says McBeath.
When a normal parasite invades one of these hyperparasites and attempts to reproduce using the host's copy procedure, the hyperparasite substitutes its own code for the unsuspecting organism to copy throughout its life.