xenodiagnosis


xe·no·di·ag·no·sis

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

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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