hearts and tarts (heartsandtarts) wrote in thequestionclub,
hearts and tarts

Is it just me or is this excerpt from my cosmetology textbook worded extremely badly??? And makes very little sense and is possibly wrong?

It reads,
"Parasites [bolded as if the following should define the word] are pathogenic bacteria, which live on or inside another organism called the host, and will survive on that host. These external insects survive on your blood whether burrowing under your skin like the itch mite or scurrying along your scalp like the head louse. The two types of parasites are: animal and plant."

It looks to me like the book defines parasites as bacteria, and then goes on to call them insects, and then defines two specific types: animal and plant, NEITHER OF WHICH are bacteria.

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