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spe·cif·ic par·a·site

a parasite that habitually lives in its present host and is particularly adapted for the host species.

spe·cif·ic par·a·site

(spĕ-sif'ik par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that habitually lives in its present host and is particularly adapted for the host species.

specific parasite

A parasite that requires a specific host in order to complete its life cycle.
See also: parasite
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In Haiti, identification of specific parasite genetic types may suggest importation of parasites related to humanitarian efforts or population migration; in addition, the identification of hot spots of transmission of specific parasite types can direct precise application of control efforts, particularly when resources are limited.
Host specific parasite refers to a parasite specific to the acipenserids and not necessarily to the host species, Acipenser fulvescens.
Instead, we could embark upon some targeted rewilding, reintroducing specific parasites to our guts or chugging down cocktails of beneficial bacteria.
Sometimes the test is used to confirm the presence of specific parasites related to a specific clinical condition.