parasitosis

noun
par·a·sit·o·sis | \ ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtō-səs , -ˌsī- , ˌpa-rə- \
plural parasitoses\ˌper-ə-sə-ˈtō-ˌsēz, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parasitosis 

: infestation with or disease caused by parasites

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Still others may work with people who suffer from delusions involving the skin — like delusional parasitosis, in which patients vehemently insist that their skin is infected with mites or fleas or other organisms, when in reality none are present. Melissa Dahl, The Cut, "The Science of How Your Feelings Affect Your Face," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of parasitosis

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parasitosis

New Latin

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parasitosis

noun
par·a·sit·o·sis | \ -sə-ˈtō-səs , -ˌsīt-ˈō- \
plural parasitoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of parasitosis 

: infestation with or disease caused by parasites

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