/ˈklɛptoʊpærəsaɪtɪzəm/ (say 'kleptohparuhsuytizuhm)

noun Zoology
a form of parasitism in which one animal takes food from another animal, either of its own species or of a different species.
{Greek kleptēs thief + parasitism}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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