parasitemia

noun
par·​a·​sit·​emia
variants: or chiefly British parasitaemia \ ˌpar-​ə-​ˌsī-​ˈtē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce parasitaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of parasitemia

: a condition in which parasites are present in the blood used especially to indicate the presence of parasites without clinical symptoms an afebrile parasitemia of malaria

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“Parasitemia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/parasitaemia. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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