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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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With the incorporation of biotechnology in parasitology, it brought a revolution in diagnosis of parasitic infections and also in prevention and treatment.
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His early professional positions were: teaching assistant in zoology, anatomy, physiology, and parasitology, UI (1949-1951); assistant (1951) and assistant instructor (1953), both in zoology, OSU.
Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Japan, 2:1-80
A new study on tapeworms by ROM curator Claire Healy has made the cover of the high-profile International Journal for Parasitology. With international colleagues, Healy reclassified a group of tapeworm species, most of which parasitize stingrays, into a new order, which includes five genera new to science.
Prof Hoffman joined Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological Sciences last September, and it is hoped his work will help the institute become a centre of excellence for parasitology.
But to look at a link between the parasites and killer malaria, Jennifer has won a British Society for Parasitology scholarship and will spend two weeks on the Caribbean island studying its caved welling bats.
The study, reported in the Journal of Parasitology, was supported by a grant from the National Research Initiative, a program within ARS's sister agency, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
The Third International Workshop on Arctic Parasitology (IWAP III), held in Calgary from 6 to 10 November 2006, was well attended by 68 registered participants from eight northern countries.
(And speaking of eyes, watch out for loa loa, or eyeworm.) Nicely illustrated with photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, this is a quick and informative introduction to the science of parasitology, good for any young person with a leaning toward biology or a high "ick quotient." Be prepared for vivid images.
Canine And Feline Infectious Diseases And Parasitology