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intermediate host

noun, Biology.
the host in which a parasite undergoes development but does not reach sexual maturity.
Origin of intermediate host
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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intermediate host

an animal that acts as host to a parasite that has not yet become sexually mature
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intermediate host in Medicine

intermediate host n.
A host in which a parasite goes through its larval or developmental stages.

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intermediate host in Science
intermediate host
See under host.
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