parasitology

[ par-uh-sahy-tol-uh-jee, -si- ]
/ ˌpær ə saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi, -sɪ- /

noun

the branch of biology dealing with parasites and the effects of parasitism.

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Origin of parasitology

First recorded in 1880–85; parasite + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM parasitology

par·a·si·to·log·i·cal [par-uh-sahyt-l-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌpær əˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepar·a·si·tol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for parasitology

  • Kennon leaned back from the microscope and studied the illustrations in the parasitology text.

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

    The Planet Savers|Marion Zimmer Bradley

British Dictionary definitions for parasitology

parasitology
/ (ˌpærəsaɪˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites

Derived forms of parasitology

parasitological (ˌpærəˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveparasitologist, noun
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Medical definitions for parasitology

parasitology
[ păr′ə-sĭ-tŏlə-jē, -sī- ]

n.

The study of parasites and parasitism.

Other words from parasitology

par′a•si′to•logic (-sī′tə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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