parasitology

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noun par·a·si·tol·o·gy \ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtä-lə-jē, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitology

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals

parasitological

play \ˌper-ə-ˌsi-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\ or less commonly

parasitologic

play \ˌper-ə-ˌsi-tə-ˈlä-jik, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

parasitologically

play \ˌper-ə-ˌsi-tə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb

parasitologist

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

Origin and Etymology of parasitology

Latin parasitus + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy


First Known Use: 1870


Medical Dictionary

parasitology

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noun par·a·si·tol·o·gy \ˌpar-ə-sə-ˈtäl-ə-jē, -ˌsīt-ˈäl-\

Medical Definition of parasitology

plural

parasitologies

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals

parasitological

\-ˌsit-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl, -ˌsīt-\play also

parasitologic

\-ik\play adjective

parasitologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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