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Host

[Lat.,=sacrificial victim], in Roman Catholic practice, consecrated wafer of the EucharistEucharist
[Gr.,=thanksgiving], Christian sacrament that repeats the action of Jesus at his last supper with his disciples, when he gave them bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." (Mat. 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; 1 Cor. 11.
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. The bread used is pure white and unleavened, baked in small disks. The Hosts not consumed at MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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 are set aside especially for the viaticum, for the sick, and for adoration, as at benedictionbenediction
[Lat.,=blessing], solemn blessing usually administered in the name of God by a priest or a minister. The temple worship at Jerusalem had fixed forms of benedictions, and Christians have always given them an important place in ceremony, especially at the end of a
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host

[hōst]
(biology)
An organism on or in which a parasite lives.
The dominant partner of a symbiotic or commensal pair.
(chemistry)
A crystalline lattice or receptor molecule for the strong and selective binding of a cationic, anionic, or neutral organic, inorganic, or biological substance (guest) by means of electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding, van der Waals, or donor-acceptor interactions. Examples include clathrates, crown ethers, cryptands, cyclodextrins, calixarenes, cavitands, cyclophanes, and cryptophanes. Also known as host structure, host substance.

host

1. Biology
a. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
b. an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted
2. Computing a computer connected to a network and providing facilities to other computers and their users
3. the owner or manager of an inn

Host

Christian Church the bread consecrated in the Eucharist

host

(networking)
A computer connected to a network.

The term node includes devices such as routers and printers which would not normally be called "hosts".

host

(communications)
A computer to which one connects using a terminal emulator.

host

(1) A source of information or signals. The term can refer to a computer, smartphone, tablet or any electronic device. In a network, clients (users' machines) and servers are hosts because they are both sources of information in contrast to network devices, such as routers and switches, which only direct traffic. See host adapter and hostname.

(2) To have in one's possession. When you "host a computer system," the system is running in your facility. Although sounding inane, it is technically accurate to say "our company hosts many hosts!"
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In dead-end hosts such as moose, juvenile flukes migrate much more extensively than in normal hosts before becoming encapsulated, and as a result, cause considerable destruction of liver tissue.
Moose are an abnormal dead-end host with few worms reaching maturity, and eggs are likely prevented from leaving infected livers by the resulting fibrosis and thick-walled, closed capsules unconnected to bile ducts (Lankester 1974).
Control measures were implemented to prevent potential further contaminations, although cats represent naturally dead-end host for rabies (and for lyssavirus), thereby limiting any risk for transmission to other mammals.