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Pronunciation: par'a-si-tot'ro-pizm

Definition: The special affinity of particular drugs or other agents for parasites rather than for their hosts, including microparasites that infect a larger parasite.

Synonym(s): parasitotropy

[parasite + G. trope, a turning]

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