hyperparasite


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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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Cell structure of shellfish pathogens and hyperparasites in the genera Minchinia, Urosporidium, Haplosporidium, and Marteilia--taxonomic implications.
A "hyper-hyperparasite," known more simply as the "cheater," sneaks into the placid community and steals the energy source that the hyperparasites pass among each other.
Sense organs of the hyperparasite Cheiloneurus noxius (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) important in host selection processes Ann.
ETech intends to commercialize a fungal hyperparasite, initially identified by Ecogen Israel, to control powdery mildew, a disease that attacks plants, stunting growth and damaging crop yield.