Onaj koji se hrani zajedno sa drugim; drug za stolom, tj. gotovan, onaj koji živi na račun drugog. (grč.)
ETYM French, from Latin parasitus, Greek parasitos, lit., eating beside, or at the table of, another; para beside + sito wheat, grain, food.
An animal or plant that lives in or on another and from which it obtains nourishment.
Organism that lives on or in another organism (called the host) and depends on it for nutrition, often at the expense of the host’s welfare. Parasites that live inside the host, such as liver flukes and tapeworms, are called endoparasites; those that live on the exterior, such as fleas and lice, are called ectoparasites.
ETYM Latin pestis: cf. French peste.
1. An epidemic disease associated with high mortality; specifically; plague.
2. Something resembling a pest in destructiveness; especially; a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production).
3. One that pesters or annoys; nuisance.
In biology, any insect, fungus, rodent, or other living organism that has a harmful effect on human beings, other than those that directly cause human diseases. Most pests damage crops or livestock, but the term also covers those that damage buildings, destroy food stores, and spread disease.
A persistently annoying person; SYN. blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly.