xenodiagnosis

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

Definition of xenodiagnosis

  1. :  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

xenodiagnostic

play \ˌze-nō-ˌdī-ig-ˈnä-stik, ˌzē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of xenodiagnosis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1929


Medical Dictionary

xenodiagnosis

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

Medical Definition of xenodiagnosis

plural

xenodiagnoses

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  1. :  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

xenodiagnostic

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