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extrinsic incubation period


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The period required for development in the nonhuman host of the life stage of parasites that pass portions of their life cycle in humans and portions in other species. The term is most often applied to the portion of the malaria parasite's life cycle that is passed in the definitive host, i.e., the female mosquito.

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