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  • n  the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

  • He was on to welfare parasitism years before the Great Society: "Extreme care should be taken that public assistance is not made a mockery by those who would freeload off their .
  • Probably both: it was a case of symbiotic parasitism.
  • A professor of environmental health at Columbia University in New York City, Despommier teaches about parasitism, environmental disruption and other assorted happy topics.
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  • Parasitic Communities Can Differ Greatly Within the Same Fish Species
    A novel study featured in The Journal of Parasitology compared two lakes in the Adirondacks that are only 2.5 kilometers apart. The research showed that significant differences in parasitism can occur, depending on their ecological history. (PRWeb August 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    Aug. 14, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Fidel Castro in TopNews
    We should be more rational than ever and fight wastage, parasitism and complacency. We have to act with absolute honesty, avoiding demagoguery or any concession whatsoever to weakness or opportunism,Castro warned.
  • Richard Posner in
    The bloggers are parasitical on the conventional media,Posner wrote. "They copy the news and opinion generated by the conventional media, often at considerable expense, without picking up any of the tab. The degree of parasitism is...

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