Definition of hyperparasitic in English:

hyperparasitic

adjective

Biology
  • See hyperparasite

    • ‘Its hyperparasitic relationship is documented and illustrated.’
    • ‘Members of the genus Asaphes are hyperparasitic on aphidiid wasps in aphids.’
    • ‘The larvae of these species attract the hyperparasitic wasp Eurytoma lutea, whose larvae feed on these gall-formers.’
    • ‘The hyperparasitic crab and the angler fish both have sedentary females and very small males.’
    • ‘Some researchers have claimed that these wasps with hyperparasitic males pose a risk to effective biological control.’