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synonyms for parasitic

  • parasitical
  • bloodsucking
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Grafting occurs in nature, too, when closely related plants that touch each other eventually fuse, or when parasitic plants form connections to their hosts.
PLANT CELLS OF DIFFERENT SPECIES CAN SWAP ORGANELLESVIVIANE CALLIERJANUARY 20, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
She is curious about whether additional genetic sequencing might let researchers suss out when the loss happened and whether the plants were already parasitic.
THE MYSTERY OF MISTLETOE’S MISSING GENESCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Though the disease has many causes, including parasitic infections and other nutrient deficiencies, the most common is a lack of iron, which is responsible for about half of worldwide anemia cases.
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In his laboratory, the scientist studies the parasitic roundworm Trichinella spiralis.
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A tiny parasitic flower in a group called fairy lanterns was vanishingly rare to begin with.
HOW PASSION, LUCK AND SWEAT SAVED SOME OF NORTH AMERICA’S RAREST PLANTSSUSAN MILIUSNOVEMBER 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Whether bacterial, viral or parasitic, virtually every disease pathogen that has affected people over the last several thousand years is still with us, because it is nearly impossible to fully eradicate them.
HOW DO PANDEMICS END? HISTORY SUGGESTS DISEASES FADE BUT ARE ALMOST NEVER TRULY GONELGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 22, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
It appears to be of parasitic origin, but the specific organism that causes it has not been isolated.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
She was under the power of a strange will which had entered into her, like another soul, like another parasitic and ruling soul.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
(a) Flatworms are sometimes parasitic, examples being the tapeworm and liver fluke.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Sometimes a complicated life history has arisen from their parasitic habits.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
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WORDS RELATED TO PARASITIC

  • abject
  • adulatory
  • bootlicking
  • bowing
  • compliant
  • cowering
  • crawling
  • cringing
  • flattering
  • humble
  • ingratiating
  • mealy-mouthed
  • obsequious
  • parasitic
  • prostrate
  • scraping
  • servile
  • slavish
  • sniveling
  • spineless
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • sycophant
  • sycophantic
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