Meaning of parasitoidism

par•a•sit•oid•ism

Pronunciation: (par'u-si-toi-diz"um, -sī-), [key]
— n.
  1. the feeding by certain insect larvae on host tissues such that the host remains alive until larval development is complete and then usually dies.
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