Definition of kleptoparasitic in English:

kleptoparasitic

adjective

Zoology
  • See kleptoparasite

    • ‘In our experiments, kleptoparasitic events were absent and prey density had no significant effect on interacting time.’
    • ‘In this article, I present a model predicting the use of kleptoparasitism by unequal competitors and the distributions of kleptoparasitic and nonkleptoparasitic individuals among patches.’
    • ‘Such kleptoparasitic behavior is particularly common in birds, but it also occurs in mammals and invertebrates.’
    • ‘In Michigan, Thornhill frequently observed kleptoparasitic behavior of nine Panorpa species.’