Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

paratenic host

paratenic host in Medicine

paratenic host par·a·ten·ic host (pār'ə-těn'ĭk)
An intermediate host whose presence may be required for the completion of a parasite's life cycle but in which no development of the parasite occurs.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
paratenic host in Science
paratenic host
See under host.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for paratenic host

Word Value for paratenic

Scrabble Words With Friends