intermediate host


intermediate host

noun

Definition of INTERMEDIATE HOST

1
:  a host which is normally used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle and in which it may multiply asexually but not sexually — compare definitive host
2
a :  reservoir 3
b :  vector

First Known Use of INTERMEDIATE HOST

1878

intermediate host

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTERMEDIATE HOST

1
: a host which is normally used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle and in which it may multiply asexually but not sexually—compare definitive host
2
a : reservoir 2 b : vector 2

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