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host

(Multitude), noun a many, a mass of, an abundance of, army, array, assembly, body, cloud, cluster, company, congregation, crowd, crush, flood, galaxy, group, herd, horde, jam, large amount, litter, nest, no end of, numbers, pack, panoply, school, scores, slew, storm

host

(Owner), noun barkeeper, bartender, hostess, hotel keeper, innkeeper, inviter, owner, owner of an estabbishment, proprietor, restaurant owner, saloon keeper, serving liquor, tavern keeper
Associated concepts: host liability statute
See also: body, collection, mass, plurality, quantity
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Phylogenetic analysis of Sarcocystis nesbitti (Coccidia: Sarcocystidae) suggests a snake as its probable definitive host.
granulosus G8 in Maine moose suggests that either wild coyotes or possibly domestic dogs served as the definitive host for this parasite, as wolves are not present in Maine.
Much of the literature on snails that serve as hosts for trematode parasites is in the form of life cycle descriptions for the definitive hosts of the parasites.
It has long been believed that deer are the only competent definitive hosts for E.
Lastly, liver fluke infections have an aggregated distribution in definitive host populations.
Infective nymphs are then transmitted to a second intermediate or definitive host through ingestion of the first intermediate host (Riley & Self 1980).
These second intermediate hosts are then consumed by the definitive host to complete the life cycle (Cheng 1973).
When eaten by the definitive host, the cystacanth excysts and develops to maturity in the digestive tract.
Infectious eggs could have entered the orangutan's environment through direct deposition by a definitive host or through complex pathways of environmental transport.
rams, procercoids inhabit the hemocoel of a cyclopoid copepod and the definitive host can be infected during its larval stage either by swallowing an infected copepod or as an adult by accidentally swallowing an infected intermediate host (Thomas 1937b; Jarroll 1979; 1980).