heteroxenous

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

Definition of heteroxenous

  1. :  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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