reservoir host
An organism other than a human that is infected with a pathogen that can also infect humans.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • reservoir host — n RESERVOIR (2) * * * reservoir (def. 3) …   Medical dictionary

  • reservoir host — noun see reservoir I, 6a …   Useful english dictionary

  • reservoir host — A definitive host in which the infection usually resides in nature …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • reservoir host — a fish that serves as a source of infection for other organisms by harbouring infections and parasites …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • reservoir — [rez′ər vwär΄, rez′əvwär΄; rez′ər vwôr΄, rez′əvwôr, rez′ər vôr΄, rez′ərvôr΄] n. [Fr réservoir < réserver: see RESERVE] 1. a place where anything is collected and stored, generally in large quantity; esp., a natural or artificial lake or pond… …   English World dictionary

  • Host (biology) — In biology, a host is an organism that harbors a parasite, or a mutual or commensal symbiont, typically providing nourishment and shelter. In botany, a host plant is one that supplies food resources and substrate for certain insects or other… …   Wikipedia

  • reservoir — SYN: receptaculum. [Fr.] r. of infection living or nonliving material in or on which an infectious agent multiplies and/or develops and is dependent for its survival in nature. Ommaya r. a plastic container placed in the subgaleal space that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reservoir (disambiguation) — Reservoir may mean:* Reservoir (water), an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam * Reservoir, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne * Petroleum reservoir, an accumulation of oil or gas beneath the earth s surface * Pressure tank, part… …   Wikipedia

  • Reservoir — Res er*voir (r[e^]z [ e]r*vw[^o]r ; 277), n. [F. r[ e]servoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See {Reservatory}.] 1. A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Host — In medicine and biology, the host can be a number of different things, including: {{}}The organism from which a parasite obtains its nutrition and/or shelter; An organism or cell culture in which a virus can replicate itself; and The transplant… …   Medical dictionary

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