xenodiagnosis

noun
xe·​no·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ ˌze-nō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce xenodiagnosis (audio) , ˌzē- How to pronounce xenodiagnosis (audio) \

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 How to pronounce xenodiagnostic (audio) , ˌzē-​ How to pronounce xenodiagnostic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of xenodiagnosis

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xenodiagnosis

New Latin

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The first known use of xenodiagnosis was circa 1929

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3 Sep 2020

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“Xenodiagnosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenodiagnosis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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xenodiagnosis

noun
xe·​no·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ ˌzen-ō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce xenodiagnosis (audio) , ˌzēn- How to pronounce xenodiagnosis (audio) \
plural xenodiagnoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce xenodiagnoses (audio) \

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 How to pronounce xenodiagnostic (audio) \ adjective

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