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Facultative parasite

1. An organism that may resort to parasitic activity, but does not absolutely rely on any host for completion of its life cycle. (

2. A parasite that does not live exclusively on a given host species. (

3. An organism that normally lives as a saprophyte but under certain conditions can live as a parasite. (

4. An organism that lives independent of a host but may occasionally be parasitic under certain conditions. (

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