definitive host

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n definitive host the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
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Usage

In literature:

A host of other and similar questions throng upon us here, to no one of which we can give a definite answer.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
My feeling as I alighted at last on the step before our host's front door was one of definite relief.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
The host and hostess must not be kept waiting for a definite reply.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
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In news:

New Orleans got stellar reviews after hosting its first NBA All-Star Game in 2008, and Commissioner David Stern said he definitely wanted the event to return.
Alerts for outdated host virus definitions.
Com, Hosts A Virtual High Definition Premiere of " Under The Sun " From August 5-7, 2011.
A full midday of the world's greatest music in definitive performances, with hosts Trevor Harris and Pat Akers.
L ook up the term " greasy spoon" and you'll find a host of definitions, most often with "dive," "cheap," "short-order," and "fried" as part of the descriptions.
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