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paratenic host in Medicine

paratenic host

(păr′ə-tĕnĭk)
n.
  1. 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.
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paratenic host in Science

paratenic host

[păr′ə-tĕnĭk]
  1. See under host.
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