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Word: parasite

Definition: animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside

Sentences Containing 'parasite'

"Hymenolepis microstoma" is an obligate parasite.
A virus is one type of microscopic parasite that infects cells in biological organisms.
As the merozoites are released, they invade erythrocytes and initiate the erythrocytic cycle, where the parasite digests hemoglobin to obtain amino acids for protein synthesis.
At the schizont stage, after schizogonic division, there are roughly 6–8 parasite cells in the erythrocyte.
Band forms, where the parasite forms a thick band across the width of the infected cell, are characteristic of this species (and some would say is diagnostic).
Coextinctions can influence not only parasite and mutualist diversification but also their hosts.
Detailed work of Golgi in 1886 demonstrated that in some patients there was a relationship between the 72-hour life cycle of the parasite and the chill and fever patterns in the patient.
Dr. William Collins doubts that anyone is currently looking for possible vaccines for "P. malariae" and given the complexity of the parasite it can be inferred why.
Due to diminished energy production, the parasite is immobilized and eventually dies.
Elements from the original concept were later used in "Final Fantasy VIII" and "Parasite Eve".
Further, the polymerization of Hb affects the ability of the parasite to digest Hb in the first place.
Golgi concluded that there must be more than one species of malaria parasite responsible for these different patterns of infection.
He states that very few studies are conducted with this parasite, perhaps as a result of its perceived low morbidity and prevalence.
Here we see the parasite emerge from its host and escape into the building where it emerges and attacks a number of people.
Hymenolepis microstoma, also known as the rodent tapeworm, is an intestinal dwelling parasite.
If a chytrid attaches to an "Asterionella" cell, they can, however, protect others of their kind by committing apoptosis, or cellular suicide, stopping the spread of the parasite.
In 1880, Alphonse Laveran discovered that the causative agent of malaria is a parasite.
In a study by Müller-Stöver "et al.," the researchers presented three patients who were found to be infected with the parasite after taking anti-malarial medications.
In parasitology, the term paratenic describes a host that is not necessary for the development of a particular species of parasite, but nonetheless may happen to serve to maintain the life cycle of that parasite.
In the "Futurama" episode "Parasite Lost", the parasitic worms are seen Jazzercising Fry's muscles.
In trichinosis, nurse cells are invariably skeletal muscle cells; these are the only type of cell that can support the parasite.
Infestation by a juvenile isopod occurs at an early age and host and parasite grow synchronously.
Katheryn and Nicolai discover a strange parasite in all of the lifeforms they find, unlike all the known cave species which have simply adapted over the generations to life underground.
Katheryn believes this new parasite originated in the cave environment and has never been exposed to the outside world.
Katheryn speculates that Jack, the previous explorers, and all the rest of creatures mutated because of the parasite.
Meanwhile upstairs it is clear the parasite has spread the infection and more and more of the residents start to act out.
Parasite, afraid of absorbing Polaris's mind and not just his power, lets him go before killing him.
Pest synergy would occur in a biological host organism population, where, for example, the introduction of parasite A may cause 10% fatalities, and parasite B may also cause 10% loss.
Pigment increases rapidly and the half-grown parasite may have from 30 to 50 jet-black granules.
Plasmodium basilisci is a parasite of the genus "Plasmodium" subgenus "Carinamoeba".
Plasmodium scorzai is a parasite of the genus "Plasmodium".
Polaris is driven away after the Parasite attacks him.
She is quiet a moment then says she had thought that the parasite could only survive underground, but now she is uncertain and thinks that it wants to get out.
St Luc encounters an elderly resident who has been attacked and burned by the parasite.
The "P. malariae" parasite has several differences between it and the other "Plasmodium" parasites, one being that maximum parasite counts are usually low compared to those in patients infected with "P. falciparum" or "P. vivax."
The cycle begins as arthropods become intermediate hosts by ingesting the parasite eggs.
The food vacuole is small and the parasite is compact. Cells seldom host more than one parasite.
The food vacuole is the specialized compartment that degrades hemoglobin during the asexual erythrocytic stage of the parasite.
The introduced parasite "Philornis downsi" is a significant threat to the survival of this species.
The low prevalence of the infestation favours both the host and the parasite.
The malaria parasite has a complex life cycle and spends part of it in red blood cells.
The parasite changes various shapes as it grows and stretches across the host cell to form the band form.
The parasite has evolved a way of stimulating blood vessel development around the cell, in order to receive the nutrients it needs.
The parasite occurs in a polar position in the cell.
The parasite was first described by Telford in 1978.
The vector of transmission of the parasite is the female Anopheles mosquito, but many different species have been shown to transmit the parasite at least experimentally.
The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are reptiles.
Their parasite-induced anorexia caused a decrease in food intake and some died.
They attempt to stop the parasite infestation before it overwhelms the city's population.
This is obvious in the structure of the teeth and talons of the tiger; and in that of the legs and claws of the parasite which clings to the hair on the tiger's body.

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