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Give an example of a definitive host?

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2010-12-05 02:49:40
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definitive host - a host in which a parasite reaches sexual maturity.

malaria is a good example. the malaria parasite mates and reproduces in the mosquito. However, it's gametocytes are formed in humans, making humans the definitive host (not mosquitoes).

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