see ecosite.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • ecosite — n. [Gr. oikos, house; sitos, food] A microparasite to which its host is immune under normal conditions; ecoparasite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • xenoparasite — An ecoparasite that becomes pathogenic in consequence of weakened resistance on the part of its host. * * * xeno·para·site (zen″o parґə sīt) an organism not usually parasitic on the host but that becomes so because of a weakened… …   Medical dictionary

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