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parasitology

[ par-uh-sahy-tol-uh-jee, -si- ]
/ ˌpær ə saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi, -sɪ- /
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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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How to use parasitology in a sentence

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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