parasite

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Synonyms for parasite

Synonyms for parasite

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

Synonyms for parasite

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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fistulosa is a facultative parasite, as it is able to achieve its life cycle without a host plant [40].
Additional information on non-obligate ectoparasites for several hosts is in a separate chapter on facultative parasites and arthropod vectors.
1: Protozoan and Metazoan Infections, are relatively well-studied and may serve as models for studies of other parasites, cause considerable financial problems to the aquaculture industry, have been accidentally introduced to new geographical regions through the transportation of infected fish, are disease agents to specific groups of fish, are not host-specific and have worldwide distributions, and are facultative parasites which are emerging as important pathogens.
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