Heteroxenous parasite | definition of heteroxenous parasite by Medical dictionary
a parasite that has more than one obligatory host in its life cycle.
het·er·ox·e·nous par·a·site (het'ĕr-oks'ĕ-nŭs par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that has more than one obligatory host in its life cycle.
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gondii is a heteroxenous parasite
, it requires more than one host to complete the life cycle (Fig.
In the present work, a greater diversity of heteroxenous parasites
were encountered than monoxenous species (4 versus 2 species), although monoxenous parasites were more abundant (1536 versus 121 parasites).
Ineffective, little relation- ship to group size (Moore et al.