rare Of or relating to a parasite of a parasite; = "hyperparasitic". Compare superparasitism .
Relating to or characterized by the infestation of a host by more than one parasite or parasitoid of the same species.
figurative, rare Particularly successful as a parasite; exceptionally parasitic in character. Compare superparasite .
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From super- + parasitic.