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Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Parasite

Definition noun, plural: parasites An organism that obtains nourishment and shelter on another... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures

 Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures  ... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Ectoparasite

Definition noun, plural: ectoparasites (parasitology) A parasite that lives outside the body of the... Read More

Endoparasite

Definition noun, plural: endoparasites (parasitology) A parasite that lives within the body of the... Read More

Host cell

Host Cells Definition What is a host cell? A host cell is a living cell that serves as a shelter and a food source to the... Read More

Facultative parasite

Definition noun, plural: facultative parasites An organism that lives independent of a host but may occasionally be... Read More

Incidental parasite

Incidental parasite a parasite that normally lives on a host other than its present... Read More

Zooparasites

zooparasite An animal parasite; an animal existing as a... Read More

Density dependent factor

Density-dependent factors are the limiting factors of an ecosystem that regulate population growth in a density-dependent... Read More

Infective stage

Definition noun (parasitology) The stage in the life cycle of an endoparasite wherein it can initiate infection to its... Read More

Ectoparasitism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein the parasite lives outside the body of the host (as opposed to a parasite... Read More

Indirect life cycle

Definition noun A type of parasitic life cycle wherein the parasite is transmitted indirectly from one host to the next,... Read More

Parasitology

Definition noun A scientific study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between the parasite and the... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Endoparasitism

Definition noun (parasitology) A form of parasitism involving endoparasite Supplement Parasitism is one of the many forms of... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Susceptible

Resistance, vulnerability, sensitivity, tolerance, and susceptibility are some highly important terminologies across the... Read More

Incubation period

Incubation Period Definition The incubation period is the time duration between exposure to the pathogen and the appearance... Read More

Kleptoparasitism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein an animal takes food or objects collected, caught, prepared, or stored by... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Vacuole

A vacuole is a single membrane-bound organelle with no definite shape or size found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic... Read More

Anthropophilia

Definition noun (parasitology) The preference of a parasite for human than other animals as host Supplement In parasitology,... Read More

Parasitoidism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein an organism (called parasitoid) lives on or inside the host at one phase in its... Read More

Infestation

Definition noun, plural: infestations (ecology) The state of having a large number of pest organisms thriving in a... Read More

Entamoeba coli

Definition noun A non-pathogenic species of the genus Entamoeba that reside in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and... Read More

Anthropophilic

Definition adjective (parasitology) Preferring or seeking a human host over another animal Supplement The term... Read More

Paratenic host

Definition noun, plural: paratenic hosts An intermediate host which is not needed for the development of the parasite, but... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Host

Host An organism that is infected with or is fed upon by a parasitic or pathogenic organism (for example, a virus, nematode,... Read More

Cestode

Definition noun, plural: cestodes A common name for the species belonging to the class Cestoda Supplement Phylum... Read More

Signet ring

signet ring The early stage of trophozoite development of the malaria parasite in the red blood cell; the parasite cytoplasm... Read More

Entamoebidae

Definition noun (taxonomy) A family of Archamoebae which includes species such as Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba coli,... Read More

Leptomonad

Definition noun (protozoology) The common name for any of the member of the genus Leptomonas Supplement Leptomonads refer to... Read More

Mimicry

Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More

Trematode

Definition noun, plural: trematodes A common name for the species belonging to the Class Trematoda, which is characterized... Read More

Trematoda

Definition noun (taxonomy) A class of the Phylum Platyhelminthes that is comprised of parasitic flukes Supplement The phylum... Read More