parasit m (plural parasits)
- (figurative) a person who lives on other people's efforts or expense and gives little or nothing back.
- (biology) an organism that lives on or in another organism of a different species, deriving benefit from living on or in that other organism, while not contributing towards that other organism sufficiently to cover the cost to that other organism.
- showy mistletoes (Loranthaceae), a parasitic plant.
Derived terms edit
See also edit
- parasitologi (“parasitology”)
Further reading edit
- “parasit” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
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- parasitic (drawing upon another organism for sustenance)
- parasite (a (generally undesirable) living organism that exists by stealing the resources needed by another (generally desirable) living organism)
- (figuratively) a parasite (person who lives on other people's efforts or expense and gives little or nothing back)
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