noun. a species which relies on another for survival but typically doesn't kill it. There are several intestinal parasites which are of value in the for digestion for their hosts. Some parasites elicit disease or debilitation but don't weaken the host so must so that it will die

PARASITE: "Persons traveling abroad to remote locations or lesser developed countries should be careful of parasites."
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