intermediate host

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a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle

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This system's poor food web structure clearly restricts intermediary host availability (Marcogliese 2001).
The larval stage of the parasite was observed in the general cavity of the insects that belong to the specie Pycnoscelus surinamensis, intermediary host.
The prevalence of water-based diseases often increases when dams are constructed, because the stagnant water behind dams is ideal for snails, the intermediary host for many types of worms.
(1) Parasite Echinococcus granulosus is the culprit pathogen that causes hydatidosis in the intermediary hosts, human beings.
These roundworms use snails and slugs as intermediary hosts. Whitetails and moose inadvertently consume these gastropods while browsing vegetation.