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xenodiagnosis

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noun xe·no·di·ag·no·sis \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of xenodiagnosis

  1. :  the detection of a parasite (as of humans) by feeding a suitable intermediate host (as an insect) on supposedly infected material (as blood) and later examining the host for the parasite

xenodiagnostic

play \-ˈnäs-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of xenodiagnosis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1929


Medical Dictionary

xenodiagnosis

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noun xe·no·di·ag·no·sis \ˌzen-ō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, ˌzēn-\

Medical Definition of xenodiagnosis

plural

xenodiagnoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  the detection of a parasite (as of humans) by feeding supposedly infected material (as blood) to a suitable intermediate host (as an insect) and later examining the intermediate host for the parasite

xenodiagnostic

\-ˈnäs-tik\play play adjective



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