paratenic host

[ păr′ə-tĕnĭk ]

n.

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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Science definitions for paratenic host

paratenic host

[ păr′ə-tĕnĭk ]

See under host.
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