intermediate host

noun

Definition of intermediate host

  1. 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. 2a :  reservoir 3b :  vector

First Known Use of intermediate host

1878


Medical Dictionary

intermediate host

noun

Medical Definition of intermediate host

  1. 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. 2a:  reservoir 2b:  vector 2


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