Video: pronunciation of 'parasite'
They can also harbour a parasite that may cause a rare form of meningitis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But vets say dogs can carry bacterial and viral infections, parasites and scratch diseases. The Sun (2013)This makes the task of introducing tolerance to parasites or disease via genetic modification exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Such animals often missed out on vaccinations, resulting in parasites and diseases that could lead to an early death. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Large numbers of intestinal parasites are a possibility, but that's less likely in an older cat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new technique traps parasites which cause the disease inside a person's red blood cells - halting its spread. The Sun (2014)The populations build to a peak, influenced by weather and other factors such as predators and parasites, and then crash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
偶尔使用。在柯林斯辞典中， parasite 是3万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: parasite NOUN
A parasite is a small animal or plant that lives on or inside a larger animal or plant, and gets its food from it.
These animals harbour a vast range of parasites.
parasite 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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