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large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods) Bunyaviridae
minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms cyclops , water flea
in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria family Loranthaceae , Loranthaceae , mistletoe family
parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts hookworm
line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party reception line
any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings rickettsia
(plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament Sabaoth
(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein virus
any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks) wood-rat , wood rat
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