BioScience Dictionary

 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Parasite 47 times.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Acetarsone
An arsenic-containing compound administered to treat infections of the parasite protozoa n Entameba histolytica in the intestine or genitourinary tract.

2. Antiparasite
A substance or chemical which kills parasite s.

3. Autoecious
Term used to describe a parasite that uses only one host for its lifecycle. Compare heteroecious .

4. Biological control (biocontrol)
The agricultural use of living things, such as parasite s, diseases, and predators, to control or eliminate others, such as weeds and pests, rather than by using chemicals ( herbicide s and pesticide s).

5. Biotope
* The smallest unit of habitat where all environmental conditions and all types of organism s found within it are the same throughout. * The location of a parasite within the host's body.

6. Chlamydia
A genus of gram-negative bacteria which is a parasite living within the cell s of humans and other animals, causing a wide variety of diseases. In humans, they cause inclusion conjunctivitis and the venereal (sexually-transmitted) disease by the same name. This STD causes symptoms such as abnormal genital discharge and pelvic pain (in women), but often it produces no symptoms at all. If left untreated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women (which can lead to sterility and other problems) and, if transmitted during birth, can cause eye infections and pneumonia in newborns. It can be cured with antibiotics.

7. Chlamydial infections
Chlamydiae are small, obligatory intracellular parasite s ( bacteria ) which cause a major proportion of sexually transmitted disease s. Infections can often produce no symptoms, but left untreated can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, which can lead to sterility.

8. Cyst
A cyst is an abnormal sac or cavity that is filled with fluid, parasites, or other non-pus materials.

9. Cytoxic T cells
T cells that destroy body cells infected by viruses or bacteria; also attack bacteria, fungi , parasites , and cancer cells and will kill cells of transplanted organs if they are recognized as foreign; also known as killer T cells.

10. Ectoparasite
A parasite that lives on the outside of its host rather than within the host's body. Fleas and lice are examples.


View web definitions »

Learn more about Parasite »