Translation of intermediate host in Spanish:

intermediate host

huésped intermediario, n.

noun

Zoology

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    huésped intermediario masculine
    • Their life cycles depend on domesticated cattle and swine as intermediate hosts.
    • That the mosquito was the intermediate host of the filarial parasite was a momentous discovery in 1877.
    • Our biggest nightmare is that an intermediate host is out there carrying the virus and passing it onto other animals.
    • This is because snails are the intermediate host to the parasite, which is released into shallow water, and then infects ducks and people.
    • Cats are the usual final host of this protozoan; but other mammals - including humans - and birds, can become intermediate hosts.