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disinfestation

 [dis″in-fes-ta´shun]
destruction of insects, rodents, or other animal forms present on the person or his clothes or in his surroundings, and which may transmit disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dis·in·fes·ta·tion

(dis'in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Physical or chemical process to destroy or remove small undesirable animal forms, particularly arthropods or rodents, present on the body, clothing, or environment of a person or domestic animals.
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disinfestation

The removal or destruction of ectoparasites such as lice.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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