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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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Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Biomphalaria pfeifferi snails are freshwater intermediate hosts for Schistosoma mansoni blood flukes, which cause intestinal schistosomiasis (1).
Intermediate hosts of trematodes are freshwater gastropods (Caminade et al., 2015; Canete et al., 2004; Caron et al., 2014; El-Shazly et al., 2012; Gorokhov et al., 2010; Khoramian et al., 2014; Lopez et al., 2012; Novobilsky et al., 2013; Rondelaud et al., 2015; Stadnichenko, 2006).
wobeseri, which use birds as intermediate hosts. According to the phylogenetic and ecologic data, birds of prey, mostly the western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) and the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), are presumed to be definitive hosts of S.
In the life cycle of the parasite, dogs and other canids are the definitive hosts, whereas ungulates (e.g., sheep and goats) are the intermediate hosts. Humans are accidental intermediate hosts for the parasite (1).
Each of these channels offer representations of not only trematode parasites, but also their interactions with acidifying environments and intermediate hosts. Utilising analogous approaches within the studio environment, the video Drawing to Discern Parasites proposes a system of drawing whereby the visualisation of parasitic forms, the agency of water and time-based change can be investigated.
The common practice of rearing chicken in confinement has greatly reduced the occurrence of gape worm in poultry.However, in chicken houses where wild birds and the intermediate hosts have access, gape worms may still be found in confined poultry.
The relationship between fish and its parasites is greatly influenced by the environmental conditions and the availability of the intermediate hosts for proliferation and reproduction of helminth parasites.
Many gastropods particularly aquatic species are known to serve as intermediate hosts for different parasites especially trematodes that cause diseases such as fascioliasis, schistosomiasis and paragonimiasis, in both humans and other mammals.
On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. However, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts.
In a different context, they are considered miniature nuisances that affect some agricultural products [4] and serve as intermediate hosts to human and animal parasites [3, 5].

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