Definition of parasitopolis in English:

parasitopolis

noun

  • A city that is overdeveloped and economically non-productive; a parasite city.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Patrick Geddes (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner. From parasite + -o- + -polis.

Pronunciation

parasitopolis

/ˌparəsʌɪˈtɒpəlɪs//ˌparəsʌɪˈtɒp(ə)lɪs/