parasitology

[ par-uh-sahy-tol-uh-jee, -si- ]

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

Origin of parasitology

1
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/, adjective
  • par·a·si·tol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby parasitology

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How to use parasitology in a sentence

  • 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
  1. the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites

Derived forms of parasitology

  • parasitological (ˌpærəˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • parasitologist, noun

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