the host in which a parasite passes its larval and nonsexual stages.
A host that (usually) is essential to the life cycle of a parasite and in which the parasite undergoes development to juvenile but not mature stages.
a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
a host in which a parasite matures until it passes to its permanent host
a host in which the agent undergoes an asexual phase of its development
an animal that is required by the parasite to continue it's life cycle
An animal or other living body in which a parasite completes part of its life cycle and usually causes no damage.
An animal or insect in which a parasite undergoes a stage in its life cycle
A host that is necessary for part of the development of an immature parasite.
An organism infected by a parasite while the parasite is in a developmental form, not sexually mature.
Host that serves as a temporary but essential environment for the completion of a parasite's life cycle.
A creature that serves as host to a parasite, which it receives either directly (typically through the water supply) or from a vector before passing it on to a definitive host. Parasites do not reproduce sexually inside an intermediate host.
In parasitology, an intermediate host is an organism within which a parasite does not sexually reproduce. It may grow or reproduce asexually, but there is no exchange of genetic material between individuals. The host in which the parasite reproduces sexually is referred to as the definitive host.