of, pertaining to, or characteristic of parasites.
(of diseases) due to parasites.
Phonetics, excrescent ( def 2 ).
Also, parasitical.

1620–30; < Latin parasīticus < Greek parasītikós. See parasite, -ic

parasitically, adverb
parasiticalness, noun
antiparasitic, noun, adjective
antiparasitical, adjective
antiparasitically, adverb
nonparasitic, adjective
nonparasitical, adjective
nonparasitically, adverb
pseudoparasitic, adjective
unparasitic, adjective
unparasitical, adjective
unparasitically, adverb Unabridged
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antiparasitic an·ti·par·a·sit·ic (ān'tē-pār'ə-sĭt'ĭk, ān'tī-)
Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of parasites.

an'ti·par'a·sit'ic n.

parasitic par·a·sit·ic (pār'ə-sĭt'ĭk) or par·a·sit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.

  2. Caused by a parasite.

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Tannins have shown potential antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic effects.
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