Any of a subclass (Hirudinea) of mostly flattened, annelid worms living in water or wet earth and having a well-developed sucker at each end: most are bloodsuckers, and one species (Hirudo medicinalis) has been used in medicine, esp. in former times, to bleed patients
A harmful or destructive influence:
The definition of a toady is a person who is a kiss-up or overly flatters someone believed to be important.
A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; parasite; toady
An organism that lives on or in a different kind of organism (the host) from which it gets some or all of its nourishment. Parasites are harmful to their hosts, although the damage they do ranges widely from minor inconvenience to debilitating or fatal disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives or feeds on the outer surface of the host's body, such as a louse, tick, or leech, is called an ectoparasite . Ectoparasites do not usually cause disease themselves although they are frequently a vector of disease, as in the case of ticks, which can transmit the organisms that cause such diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives inside the body of its host is called an endoparasite . Endoparasites include organisms such as tapeworms, hookworms, and trypanosomes that live within the host's organs or tissues, as well as organisms such as sporozoans that invade the host's cells.
Any individual animal, plant, bacterium, etc. having various parts or systems that function together as a whole to maintain life and its activities
One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.
A follower or dependent
A person who obeys superiors in a servile, cringing way
Dependent is defined as someone who relies on someone else for their existence.
A lazy, idle person
An organization, municipality, etc. providing the site and services for a competition or event
The definition of a fungus is an organism that feeds on organic matter.
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