xenodiagnosis


xe·no·di·ag·no·sis

noun \-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs\

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
xe·no·di·ag·nos·tic \-ˈnäs-tik\ adjective

Origin of XENODIAGNOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1929

xe·no·di·ag·no·sis

noun \ˌzen-ō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, ˌzēn-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural xe·no·di·ag·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of XENODIAGNOSIS

: 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
xe·no·di·ag·nos·tic \-ˈnäs-tik\ adjective

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