reservoir host

n.

A host that serves as a source of infection and potential reinfection of humans and as a means of sustaining a parasite when it is not infecting humans.

Nearby words

  1. reserved word,
  2. reservedly,
  3. reservist,
  4. reservoir,
  5. reservoir bag,
  6. reservoir of spermatozoa,
  7. reservoir rock,
  8. reset,
  9. resettle,
  10. resettlement


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