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(Botany) an organism that is parasitic on another parasite
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(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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A hyperparasite mistaken for an inflorescence: The identity and typification of Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (Viscaceae).
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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.