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host-specific

[ hohst-spi-sif-ik ]
/ ˈhoʊst spɪˈsɪf ɪk /
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adjective
capable of living solely on or in one species of host, as a parasite that infests only chickens.
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Origin of host-specific

First recorded in 1965–70
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