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parasitology

 [par″ah-si-tol´o-je]
the scientific study of parasites and parasitism.

par·a·si·tol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of biology and of medicine concerned with all aspects of parasitism.
[parasite + G. logos, study]

parasitology

(păr′ə-sĭ-tŏl′ə-jē, -sī-)
n.
The scientific study of parasitism.

par′a·si′to·log′ic (-sī′tə-lŏj′ĭk), par′a·si′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·si·tol′o·gist n.

par·a·si·tol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-tol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of biology and of medicine concerned with all aspects of parasitism.
[parasite + G. logos, study]

parasitology

The study of organisms which use other organisms as their living environment. Medical parasitology is concerned mainly with the larger, usually visible, parasites of humans such as the various worms and the external parasites (ectoparasites). Bacteria, viruses and protozoa, although parasites, are so important as to require separate disciplines and are not normally included in medical parasitology.
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Parasitological, serological and molecular survey of Trypanosoma evansi infection in dromedary camels from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan.
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Since sand is an important child means of contagion by enteroparasites, this study aimed to conduct a parasitological evaluation in sand samples from recreation areas of elementary and kindergarten schools in Sao Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil.