parasitology


par·a·si·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtä-lə-jē, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of PARASITOLOGY

:  a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals
par·a·si·to·log·i·cal \-ˌsi-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌsī-\ also par·a·si·to·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
par·a·si·to·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
par·a·si·tol·o·gist \-sə-ˈtä-lə-jist, -ˌsī-\ noun

Origin of PARASITOLOGY

Latin parasitus + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy
First Known Use: 1882

par·a·si·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌpar-ə-sə-ˈtäl-ə-jē, -ˌsīt-ˈäl-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural par·a·si·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PARASITOLOGY

: a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals
par·a·si·to·log·i·cal \-ˌsit-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl, -ˌsīt-\ also par·a·si·to·log·ic \-ik\ adjective
par·a·si·to·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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