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.
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intermediate host

n
(Zoology) an animal that acts as host to a parasite that has not yet become sexually mature
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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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pfeifferi (Figure 5), sometimes may be an intermediate host of the dicrocoeliosis' pathogen (Dicrocoelium lanceatum) (Charlier et al., 2016; Dreyfuss et al., 1999; Faltynkova et al., 2008; Hodasi, 1972; Vignoles et al., 2016; Zhytova and Kornyushyn 2012).
Miracidia seek out and infect the first intermediate host, almost always a marine snail.
As the document, the rodents, fox, cat, dog, or other some carnivores could be as the final host of the Echinochasmus sp., the river snail as first intermediate host, and fish or frog as the second intermediate host (Kong, 1997).
The eggs come out in the bird's droppings and are eaten by the intermediate host such as an earthworm or snail.
Most of them complete their life cycle through intermediate host, majorly the piscivorous birds (33).
"The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian [bird] viruses and human hosts.
The motile cercariae will then be released from the snail and will initiate encystment on a suitable second intermediate host as infective metacercariae [22].
(ii) Intermediate host rock permeability ([10.sup.-15] [m.sup.2]) and a shallow intrusion
The highest prevalence of the disease at an altitude of 3000-6000 feet showed the climatic suitability for liver flukes and snails intermediate host during the months of June to September in the area.

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