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From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
noun, plural: facultative parasites
An organism that lives independent of a host but may occasionally be parasitic under certain conditions.
It is normally saprophytic or lives freely but can become parasitic on certain occasions, such as the flea.
Compare: obligate parasite.
See also: parasite.