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Now, new research on the genetic instruction book of this rare plant reveals the lengths to which it has gone to become a specialized parasite.

Scientific findings reported this year that still need more proof include potential signs of life on Venus and Earth’s oldest parasites.

Ditching energy-expensive traits, or “reductive evolution,” is a common theme in parasites, Meyer noted.

Pandas are known to cover themselves in natural scents, which may ward off parasites or act as a territorial signal.

During Africa’s dry season, when mosquitoes are scarce, malaria parasites have a hard time spreading to new hosts.

The film reaches its climax when Temple is felled by giardia, a parasite that infects the small intestine.

It was Italian doctors who proved that the parasite was carried by mosquitoes.

Al Qaeda is a parasite that feeds on social instability and turmoil.

All of this feeds a caricature of Washington as a parasite on the real economy.

A single platelet lying upon a red corpuscle may easily be mistaken for a malarial parasite (Plate VI).

The spirillum of relapsing fever can be identified by the method for the malarial parasite in fresh blood.

With the tertian parasite, the segments more frequently form an irregular cluster.

If a parasite does not make him laugh, he perhaps does not please him, and therefore must be dismissed.

If a parasite cannot exist outside animal tissues, it is an obligatory parasite; if it can, it is a facultative saphrophyte.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to parasite, such as: bloodsucker, bootlicker, deadbeat, flunky/flunkey, freeloader, and groupie.

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