intermediate host

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intermediate host

n.
An organism in or on which a parasite develops to an adult but not sexually mature stage.

intermediate host

n
(Zoology) an animal that acts as host to a parasite that has not yet become sexually mature

in′terme′diate host′


n.
the host in which a parasite undergoes development but does not reach sexual maturity.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.intermediate host - a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
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In July, the winged form migrated to the secondary host, where successive generations have been born through parthenogenetic reproduction.
The definitive host or the primary host is man and the secondary host is several species of mosquitos (figure 3).
Inconsistencies in the literature are more common in aphids, with species described multiple times from different hosts and/or only the primary or secondary host recorded (Eastop 1972).
The Hydrobia ulvae--Maritrema subdolun association: influence of temperature, salinity, light, water pressure and secondary host exudates on cercarial emergence and longevity.
Badgers can easily transmit the virus and could be an important secondary host of rabies (2).
Once the primary host fails, the NT port will become the upstream port and the secondary host will take control of the system.
The wild roses' job is to shelter strawberry leafrollers, a secondary host on which the wasps rely for room and board when the temperatures drop.
In this study, we designated each host fish species as either a primary host or secondary host based on three criteria; the percentage of test fish successfully producing juvenile mussels (e.

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