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Example of Parasitism

Parasitism in modern usage refers to a range of behaviors, both scientific and social behavior in humans. The expression is based on the biological function of a parasite living off another organism. In its social sense, it's a highly derogatory statement used to describe and denigrate the behavior of others. It may refer to an individual or group behavior.

Examples of Parasitism:

Biological: A tick is an organism which lives on parasitism, sucking the blood of its host.
Social: Organized crime is organized parasitism, sucking the blood of society.
Personal: So and so is a form of incarnate parasitism, living off others.
http://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Brood_Parasitism.html
http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/merial/introduction/intro_1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitism
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Parasitism

Image Example of Parasitism:

Mites parasitising a harvestman

A female Catolaccus grandis wasp is attracted by a boll weevil larva.