requiring two hosts for the entire life cycle; said of parasites.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Having more than one host; said of a parasite passing different stages of its life cycle in different animals.
[heter- + G. oikion, home]
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