host

(redirected from alternate host)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to alternate host: host specificity

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
References in periodicals archive ?
2010 reported that weed species serve as alternate host for whitefly, which transmits viral disease to tomato plant [28].
The use of parasitoids for biological control programs depends on their development and reproduction in a preferred or suitable alternate host, which must present adequate nutritional conditions and low production cost.
Alternate host plants can be used to attract insect pests away from economically prized plants.
BellSouth's new Back-up Frame Relay Service addresses this need by rerouting data to an alternate host computer should an outage occur.
Following this logic, they suggest that the more continuous the distribution of hybrid genotypes, the more likely it is that an insect will expand its range to include the alternate host.
A few males give the song of an alternate host species, rather than that of the normal host species.
An alternate host input port is also included that allows the attached printer to be shared with a PC, DEC VAX, HP 3000, PC LAN or another protocol converter.
The converter has alternate host capability for printer sharing.
Overall, our results highlight the need to continue assessing other Annona species potentially serving as alternate host plants for A.
have shown for the first time that stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis, is capable of sexually reproducing on the leaves of an alternate host called barberry, a common ornamental.
In 1966 the Plant Protection Division of Agriculture Canada banned the sale of barberry shrubs in Canada because barberry acts as an alternate host for black stem rust of wheat.
For the wasps to be abundant in the spring," Williams says, "we need an alternate host for them in winter, when plant bugs are in the adult stage.

Full browser ?