pseudoparasite


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pseudoparasite

[¦sü·dō′par·ə‚sīt]
(medicine)
Something in the blood that is mistaken for a parasite.
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An adeleid coccidia, a pseudoparasite of Didelphis aurita (Marsupialia: Didelphoidea).
Therefore, the oocysts in the feces of these hosts probably represent pseudoparasites that originated in feed or water contaminated with wild bird feces (Lindsay and Blagburn, 1994).
The quick keys to the identification of protozoans, helminths, and arthropods are helpful for distinguishing pseudoparasites from harmful ones.