parasitology

noun
par·​a·​si·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce parasitology (audio) , -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitology

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

Other Words from parasitology

parasitological \ ˌper-​ə-​ˌsi-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce parasitological (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ or less commonly parasitologic \ ˌper-​ə-​ˌsi-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce parasitologic (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective
parasitologically \ ˌper-​ə-​ˌsi-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce parasitologically (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb
parasitologist \ ˌper-​ə-​sə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce parasitologist (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of parasitology

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parasitology

Latin parasitus + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy

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parasitology

noun
par·​a·​si·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpar-ə-sə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce parasitology (audio) , -ˌsīt-ˈäl- How to pronounce parasitology (audio) \
plural parasitologies

Medical Definition of parasitology

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

Other Words from parasitology

parasitological \ -​ˌsit-​ᵊl-​ˈäj-​i-​kəl, -​ˌsīt-​ How to pronounce parasitological (audio) \ also parasitologic \ -​ik How to pronounce parasitologic (audio) \ adjective
parasitologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce parasitologically (audio) \ adverb

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