the branch of biology dealing with parasites and the effects of parasitism.
Related formspar·a·si·to·log·i·cal [par-uh-sahyt-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌpær əˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepar·a·si·tol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples of parasitology
You—or rather, Jay Allison is a specialist in Darkovan parasitology, as well as a very competent surgeon.
One of them, Dr. Chagas, a Brazilian, is well known in the world of science for his studies in bacteriology and parasitology.
Handbook on the parasitology of man together with a treatise on the vectors of transmissible diseases.
Kennon leaned back from the microscope and studied the illustrations in the parasitology text.
British Dictionary definitions for parasitology
Derived Formsparasitological (ˌpærəˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveparasitologist, noun
the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites
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Related formspar′a•si′to•log′ic (-sī′tə-lŏj′ĭk) null adj.
The study of parasites and parasitism.
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