alternate host definition

  • noun:
    • One of two types of host upon which some pathogens, like certain corrosion fungi, must develop to accomplish their particular life rounds.
    • A species of number besides the principal number on which a parasite might survive.
    • One of two types of host by which some pathogens, including particular corrosion fungi, must develop to perform their particular life cycles.
    • A species of host apart from the main host on which a parasite might survive.
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