Par`a*sit"ic (?), Par`a*sit"ic*al (?), a. [L. parasiticus, Gr. : cf. F. parasitique.]

1.

Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic.

"Parasitic preachers."

Milton.

2. Bot. & Zool.

Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.

Parasitic gull, Parasitic jager. Zool. See Jager.

-- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ness, n.

 

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