host-specific

[ hohst-spi-sif-ik ]
/ ˈhoʊst spɪˈsɪf ɪk /

adjective

capable of living solely on or in one species of host, as a parasite that infests only chickens.

Nearby words

  1. hospitium,
  2. hospodar,
  3. hoss,
  4. host,
  5. host computer,
  6. hosta,
  7. hostage,
  8. hostel,
  9. hostel school,
  10. hosteler

Origin of host-specific

First recorded in 1965–70

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