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Biological Vector An arthropod vector (such as a flea or tick) within which a pathogen multiplies or matures
Cestodes Subcategory of flat worms, includes tapeworms
Definitive Host (In a Parasitic relationship)The HOST that harbors the adult or sexual stage of a parasite
Ectoparasite Parasite that lives on the external surface of host
Endoparasite Parasite that lives within the body of host
Facultative Parasite Organism capable of being a parasite, but also of free-living existence
Helinth A parasitic worm
Intermediate Host (In a parasitic relationship) The host that harbors the larval or asexual stage of a parasite
Mechanical vector Arthropod vector that transports pathogen from point A to point B
Nematodes Roundworms
Obligate parasite Organism that can only exist as a parasite
Trematodes Category of flatworms, referred to as flukes
Created by: fieldstodda