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Parasite


A parasite is an animal or plant that lives in or on another animal or plant (called the host). A parasite gets nourishment from its host without helping the host.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedMarch 27, 2013

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