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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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The alternate hosts may allow completion of the life cycle of a fungus.
Despite the survival and fecundity advantage (in the absence of parasitism) experienced by larvae on alternate hosts, lower parasitism rates on actual hosts has apparently led to specialization in Pieris napi.
One individual (#A08, see Appendix 1) was recorded singing the song of an alternate host, L.
The plant species that a fly was reared from will be referred to as the host plant and the other species as the alternate host for that fly.
In the North Coast, PD is generally associated with riparian areas or other landscaping that provides alternate hosts for the insect vectors.
The trip by 14 youngsters from Oberhausen is part of an annual exchange programme under which the two twin towns are alternate hosts.
Disease-free sets of eight-month-old sugarcane nursery may be preferred for planting Mostly weeds serve as alternate hosts or sources of infection for pathogenic diseases Ratooning of the diseased crop should be discouraged.
The BCCI working committee meeting in Bhubaneswar on February 28 was supposed to finalise South Africa as the alternate hosts given the circumstances but decided to delay the announcement.
According to The Nation, although former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has said it is better to pick the UAE as a neutral venue for the Asia Cup as Bangladesh might not be able to accept Sri Lanka as alternate hosts, Nawaz however, said that Pakistan should not mix cricket with politics and should participate in the Asia Cup event.
However Former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has said it was better to pick the UAE as a neutral venue for the Asia Cup since Bangladesh might not be ready to accept Sri Lanka as alternate hosts.
Iran's FM raised new doubts about the resumption of international talks over its disputed nuclear program, saying the location may not be Turkey as previously agreed and suggested Iraq and China as possible alternate hosts.
del Valle, Colombia) explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interaction with microbe and plant hosts, including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles, and vectoring species.

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