parasite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word parasite

(noun) an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
(noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Synonyms : leech , sponge , sponger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parasite

para (Skt) means other. Site means place to build home.
Parasite means: insect living on other person's body.
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