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parasite

Term: parasite
Origin: Anc Greek
 παρά- (prefix denoting  “beside”)
+σίτος (=wheat, food) > σείω /sio(=winnow harvested wheat)
à person who eats at the table of another
Definition:
Parasite is an organism that grows, feeds, and is reproducted  on or in a different organism (host) and usually it contributes nothing to the survival of its host.

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