Pseudoparasite | Article about pseudoparasite by The Free Dictionary
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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.