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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as of March 27, 2013

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Last Updated: March 27, 2013
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