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).
In total, 47 % of all samples contained stages of endoparasites from various parasite classes (Protozoa, Cestoda, Trematoda and Nematoda) and 12 % pseudoparasites such as Acari (e.
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).