I have known these birds to breed in April and May, and these very late nests escape the infliction of parasitical eggs.
That is intensely curious about the parasitical plant of Borneo.
Pope, it must be remembered, is essentially a parasitical writer.
Because the mistletoe is a parasitical plant, growing upon the bark of other trees.
Densely interwoven trees, shrubs, and parasitical climbers fought everywhere for possession of it.
All the parasitical crustaceans are placed in this first category.
The nest was in a cardoon bush, and contained five eggs—two of the Yellow-breast and three parasitical.
The parasitical Cow-bird never enters this nest, which is not strange.
This small, dangerous parasite, again, may be killed by parasitical moulds.
The cutter and her parasitical escort kicked up enough wake for a Cardiff ore-steamer.
1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos "of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite," from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in reference to toadies; from 1640s in the biological sense.
parasitic par·a·sit·ic (pār'ə-sĭt'ĭk) or par·a·sit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
Caused by a parasite.