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infestation

 [in″fes-ta´shun]
parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites, or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.

in·fes·ta·tion

(in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
Synonym(s): ectoparasitism

infestation

/in·fes·ta·tion/ (-fes-ta´shun) parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites, or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.

infestation

[in′festā′shən]
Etymology: L, infestare, to attack
the presence of animal parasites in the environment, on the skin, or in the hair of a host.

in·fes·ta·tion

(in'fes-tā'shŭn)
Parasitization of a host; usually refers to multicellular parasites (worms, arthropods).

infestation

The condition of being invaded or inhabited by ectoparasites such as lice, mites or ticks. The term is also sometimes applied to large internal parasites such as intestinal worms, but this is more usually referred to as INFECTION.

infestation

parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.
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