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parasitology

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noun par·a·si·tol·o·gy \ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtä-lə-jē, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitology

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals

par·a·si·to·log·i·cal play \-ˌsi-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌsī-\ also par·a·si·to·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
par·a·si·to·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
par·a·si·tol·o·gist play \-sə-ˈtä-lə-jist, -ˌsī-\ noun


Origin of parasitology

Latin parasitus + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy


First Known Use: 1882


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parasitology

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noun par·a·si·tol·o·gy \ˌpar-ə-sə-ˈtäl-ə-jē, -ˌsīt-ˈäl-\

Medical Definition of parasitology

plural par·a·si·tol·o·gies

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals

  2. par·a·si·to·log·i·cal \-ˌsit-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl, -ˌsīt-\play also par·a·si·to·log·ic \-ik\play adjective
    par·a·si·to·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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