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definitive host

n.
An organism in or on which a parasite reaches sexual maturity.
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Noun1.definitive host - the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
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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de·fin·i·tive host

n. huésped definitivo, aquel en el cual el parásito se desarrolla hasta alcanzar la madurez sexual.
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