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superparasitism

Pronunciation: su'per-par'a-si'tizm

Definition:

  1. Association between parasitic Hymenoptera and their insect hosts.
  2. An excess of parasites of the same species in a host, overtaxing the defense mechanism to the degree that disease or death results, in contrast to multiple parasitism.

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