Definition of superparasitic in English:

superparasitic

adjective

  • 1Biology
    rare Of or relating to a parasite of a parasite; = "hyperparasitic". Compare superparasitism .

  • 2Biology Entomology
    Relating to or characterized by the infestation of a host by more than one parasite or parasitoid of the same species.

  • 3Biology
    figurative, rare Particularly successful as a parasite; exceptionally parasitic in character. Compare superparasite .

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From super- + parasitic.

Pronunciation

superparasitic

/ˌsuːpəparəˈsɪtɪk/ /ˌsjuːpəparəˈsɪtɪk/