SYN: digenetic (1). [hetero- + G. xenos, stranger]

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het·er·ox·e·nous (het″ər-okґsə-nəs) [hetero- + Gr. xenos host] requiring more than one host in the life cycle; said of certain parasites. Called also digenetic.

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