Definition of superparasite in English:

superparasite

noun

  • 1Biology. A parasite of a parasite; = "hyperparasite".

  • 2A particularly successful or resistant parasite.

  • 3Chiefly Entomology. A parasite or parasitoid which multiply infests a host; an additional parasite (of the same species) of an already parasitized host.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From super- + parasite.

Pronunciation

superparasite

/ˈsjuːpəˌparəsʌɪt//ˈsuːpəˌparəsʌɪt/