Definition of hyperparasite in English:

hyperparasite

noun

Biology
  • A parasite whose host is itself a parasite.

    • ‘Hyperparasite attack may reduce the effectiveness of L. testaceipes if the hyperparasite is abundant.’
    • ‘Results of laboratory tests indicated that T. atroviride is an effective hyperparasite of S. sclerotiorum.’
    • ‘Another small family, Elasmidae, also consists of both primary and hyperparasites.’
    • ‘Some may be hyperparasites and could reduce the benefits of host-specific parasites of the CLM.’
    • ‘Others, such as the ichneumonid subfamily Mesochorinae, are hyperparasites and attack other parasitoids.’

Pronunciation:

hyperparasite

/hʌɪpəˈparəsʌɪt/