parasite

(PAYR-uh-SITE)

An animal or plant that gets nutrients by living on or in an organism of another species. A complete parasite gets all of its nutrients from the host organism, but a semi-parasite gets only some of its nutrients from the host.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "parasite"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "parásito"

Animal o planta que consigue nutrientes mientras vive sobre un organismo o dentro de un organismo de otra especie. Un parásito total obtiene todos sus nutrientes del organismo que lo hospeda, pero un semiparásito obtiene solo algunos de sus nutrientes del hospedador.