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An organism in or on which a parasite develops to an adult but not sexually mature stage.
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(Zoology) an animal that acts as host to a parasite that has not yet become sexually mature
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the host in which a parasite undergoes development but does not reach sexual maturity.
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|Noun||1.||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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