definitive host
noun Date: 1901 the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place — compare intermediate host 1

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  • definitive host — n the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place compare INTERMEDIATE HOST (1) * * * final host a host in which a parasite either attains sexual maturity (helminths) or undergoes sexual stages of development (protozoa).… …   Medical dictionary

  • definitive host — definitive host. См. окончательный хозяин [паразита]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • definitive host — n. the organism on or in which a parasite lives in the adult stage …   English World dictionary

  • definitive host — One in which the terminal (frequently sexual) stage of the parasite occurs; primary host; see intermediate host …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • definitive host — noun the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place • Hypernyms: ↑host …   Useful english dictionary

  • definitive host — the fish in which a parasite passes it adult or reproductive phase. Also called final or primary host …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • definitive host — Zool. the host in or on which a parasite spends the sexual stage of its life cycle. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

  • host — n. an animal or plant in or upon which a parasite lives. An intermediate host is one in which the parasite passes its larval or asexual stages; a definitive host is one in which the parasite develops to its sexual stage …   The new mediacal dictionary

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