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/de·fin·i·tive/ (dĕ-fin´ĭ-tiv)
1. established with certainty.
2. in embryology, denoting acquisition of final differentiation or character.
3. in parasitology, denoting the host in which a parasite reaches the sexual stage.


Biology Fully formed or developed, as an organ or structure.

de·fin′i·tive·ly adv.
de·fin′i·tive·ness n.


Etymology: L, definitivus, a limiting
1 final; clearly established without doubt or question.
2 (in embryology) fully formed in the final differentiation of a tissue, structure, or organ. Compare primitive.
3 (in parasitology) pertaining to the host in which the parasite undergoes the sexual phase of its reproductive cycle.


Fully differentiated or developed.

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