xenodiagnosis

noun
xe·​no·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ˌze-nō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, ˌzē-\

Definition of xenodiagnosis 

: the detection of a parasite (as of humans) by feeding a suitable intermediate host (such as an insect) on supposedly infected material (such as blood) and later examining the host for the parasite

Other Words from xenodiagnosis

xenodiagnostic \ˌze-​nō-​ˌdī-​ig-​ˈnä-​stik, ˌzē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of xenodiagnosis

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xenodiagnosis

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xenodiagnosis

noun
xe·​no·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ˌzen-ō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, ˌzēn- \
plural xenodiagnoses\-​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

Other Words from xenodiagnosis

xenodiagnostic \-​ˈnäs-​tik \ adjective

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