Definition of xenodiagnosis
: 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
Origin of xenodiagnosis
First Known Use: circa 1929
Medical Definition of xenodiagnosis
plural xe·no·di·ag·no·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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
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