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small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi acervulus
traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant American mistletoe , Phoradendron flavescens , Phoradendron serotinum
fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host blister rust , Cronartium ribicola
small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans chigger , chigoe , chigoe flea , Tunga penetrans
single-host parasites of lower vertebrates and invertebrates Cnidosporidia , subclass Cnidosporidia
common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks) cottontail , cottontail rabbit , wood rabbit
host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place definitive host
(medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host) donor
host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California dusky-footed woodrat , Neotoma fuscipes
United States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974) Ed Sullivan , Edward Vincent Sullivan , Sullivan
person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers) emcee , host , master of ceremonies
rain forest tree or shrub of New Caledonia having a conic crown and pale green sickle-shaped leaves; host species for the rare parasite yew Falcatifolium taxoides , yellow-leaf sickle pine
parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host fluke , trematode , trematode worm
rootlike attachment in parasitic plants that penetrates and obtains food from the host haustorium
(basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games home court
woman host hostess
host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle intermediate host
follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage leech , parasite , sponge , sponger
condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material lysogenicity , lysogeny
host in a restaurant maitre d'
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