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1. Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic. Parasitic preachers.

2. (Science: botany) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3. Parasitic gull, Parasitic jager.

(Science: zoology) See jager. Parasitically, Parasiticalness.

Origin: L. Parasiticus, Gr., cf. F. Parasitique.