heteroxenous

adjective

het·​er·​ox·​e·​nous
¦hetə¦räksənəs
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

heter- + -xenous

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“Heteroxenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroxenous. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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