heteroxenous

adjective het·er·ox·e·nous \ ¦hetə¦räksənəs \

Definition of heteroxenous

: infesting more than one kind of host; especially : requiring at least two kinds of host to complete the life cycle used of various parasites (as the malaria parasites or the liver flukes)

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Origin and Etymology of heteroxenous

heter- + -xenous


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