Definition of parasitology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌperəsəˈtäləjē/
Pronunciation: /ˌperəsīˈtäləjē/


The branch of biology or medicine concerned with the study of parasitic organisms.
Example sentences
  • He has published several research articles on immunology, parasitology, and public health.
  • Neurocysticercosis offers interesting perspectives for research in immunology and parasitology.
  • As animal trypanosomes are easy to maintain in culture and multiply rapidly, they have evolved to become the models of researchers in the field of molecular parasitology and immunology.



Pronunciation: /ˌperəsədəˈläjək(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˌperəsīdəˈläjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • These trends suggest that sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine efficacy may before long fall to unacceptable levels in Malawi, and the impact of increasing parasitological failure rates on anaemia is also of concern.
  • Punch biopsies should be taken from the raised, indurated edge of cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions and sent fresh for microbiological and parasitological examination and in formalin for histopathological assessment.
  • The clinical and parasitological outcomes of rectal artemether and intravenous quinine were similar.


Pronunciation: /ˌperəsəˈtäləjəst/
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˌsīˈtäləjəst/
Example sentences
  • When doubt remains, an experienced cytologist, pathologist, or parasitologist should review the smear.
  • The specimen was then examined by parasitologists and pathologists, who determined the forms to represent ciliocytophthoria and not a ciliated protozoan.
  • This text is one that will please the experienced pathologist and parasitologist, as well as being a comprehensive starting point for those entering the field.

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Syllabification: par·a·si·tol·o·gy

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