The application of a sponge.
A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
(Biol.) A plant or animal that lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism is harmed or inhibited and the other is unaffected. Examples of amensalism include the shading out of one plant by a taller and wider one and the inhibition of one plant by the secretions of another (known as allelopathy).
(Biology) A sharing of the same environment by two organisms where one species benefits and the other is unaffected. An example is barnacles on whales.
Mutualism is defined as a relationship that benefits two organisms, or it is defined as a doctrine in sociology where mutual aid is beneficial to society and the individual.
Find another word for parasitism. In this page you can discover 11 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for parasitism, like: bloodsucking, predatoriness, sponging, dependency, predaciousness, ravenousness, dependence, parasite, amensalism, commensalism and mutualism.