(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or caused by parasites

- parasitic infection

Similar word(s): parasitical

2. of or pertaining to epenthesis

Similar word(s): epenthetic

3. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another

- a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses

- parasitic vines that strangle the trees

Similar word(s): dependent, bloodsucking, leechlike, parasitical


1. (computing) Component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.