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Infest

to trouble greatly by numbers or by frequency of presence; to disturb; to annoy; to frequent and molest or harass; as, fleas infest dogs and cats; a sea infested with pirates. To poison vermin that infest his plants. (Cowper) These, said the genius, are envy, avarice, superstition, love, with the like cares and passions that infest human life. (Addison) And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the arabs, And as silently steal away. (Longfellow)

Origin: L. Infestare, fr. Infestus disturbed, hostile, troublesome; in in, against _ the root of defendere: cf. F. Infester. See Defend.


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Human Collembola Infestations

To the best of my knowledge, I was infested by Collembola twice. So read on Friends! Let me stress the word, "was"! Although, I have no way of knowing exactly what I had, you can be assured that it was not black spider mites (scabies) ...

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by GrayGhost
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Phytophthora infestans

According to this: http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/crop/type/p_infest.htm 20 to 40 nm wide.

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by canalon
Mon May 31, 2010 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Phytophthora infestans
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I just dont understand...

Why couldn't ancestral cestodes infest ancestral vertebrates / chordates?

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by Darby
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:15 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I just dont understand...
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Do Lungwurms have a lung?

... they do not have an well-developed respiratory system, but breath through their tegument(skin). And yes, they are called that because they infest vertebrate lungs. Cheers, Andrei

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by MrMistery
Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do Lungwurms have a lung?
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Do Lungwurms have a lung?

I don't think so, they are called lungworms because they infest lungs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18275032 The article is German so I wouldn't know.

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by stopherlogic
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do Lungwurms have a lung?
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