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[par-uh-sahy-tol-uh-jee, -si-] /ˌpær ə saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi, -sɪ-/
the branch of biology dealing with parasites and the effects of parasitism.
Origin of parasitology
First recorded in 1880-85; parasite + -o- + -logy
Related forms
[par-uh-sahyt-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌpær əˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
parasitologist, noun Unabridged
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  • Kennon leaned back from the microscope and studied the illustrations in the parasitology text.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • You—or rather, Jay Allison is a specialist in Darkovan parasitology, as well as a very competent surgeon.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Handbook on the parasitology of man together with a treatise on the vectors of transmissible diseases.

  • One of them, Dr. Chagas, a Brazilian, is well known in the world of science for his studies in bacteriology and parasitology.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for parasitology


the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites
Derived Forms
parasitological (ˌpærəˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
parasitologist, noun
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parasitology in Medicine

parasitology par·a·si·tol·o·gy (pār'ə-sĭ-tŏl'ə-jē, -sī-)
The study of parasites and parasitism.

par'a·si'to·log'ic (-sī'tə-lŏj'ĭk) or par'a·si'to·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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