Definition of parasymbiont in English:

parasymbiont

noun

Biology
  • An organism which grows on another in a parasymbiotic association; especially a lichenicolous fungus.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From para- + symbiont, after parasymbiosis.

Pronunciation

parasymbiont

/ˌparəˈsɪmbʌɪɒnt//ˌparəˈsɪmbɪɒnt/