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xenodiagnosis

[ zen-uh-dahy-uhg-noh-sis, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˌzɛn əˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌzi nə- /
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Definition of xenodiagnosis

noun Medicine/Medical.
a method of diagnosing certain diseases caused by insects, ticks, or other vectors, by allowing uninfected vectors to feed on the patient and later examining them for infections.
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Origin of xenodiagnosis

First recorded in 1925–30; xeno- + diagnosis

OTHER WORDS FROM xenodiagnosis

xen·o·di·ag·nos·tic [zen-uh-dahy-uhg-nos-tik, zee-nuh-], /ˌzɛn əˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌzi nə-/, adjective
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