from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific study of parasitism.
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- n. A study of parasites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The natural history of parasites; the science or study of parasitism.
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All these different disciplines became known as parasitology—more of a loose federation than an actual science.
In the late 1800s, scientists sometimes referred to parasitology as medical zoology.
He has taught at the college ever since, only taking some time off to pursue his doctorate with a particular interest in parasitology, which is the study of parasites, their hosts and the relationship between the two.
He got his chance at a remote Methodist mission hospital in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he learned blood chemistry, parasitology, and basic hematology in a rudimentary lab.
De-worming dogs monthly—instead of the previously recommended annually or quarterly—can greatly lower the infection risk, says Dr. Kevin R. Kazacos, a professor of veterinary parasitology at Purdue University.
He graduated in 1953 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and went on to receive a master's degree in parasitology there in 1955.
He received a doctorate in parasitology in 1958 from the University of Texas at Galveston.
Dr. Cross was a past president of the Helminthological Society of Washington, a scientific organization devoted to research in parasitology.
These days there are more "vampire reboot" sort of books than any one planet actually needs, but what makes Peeps worth the time is both the plot, and the every-other-chapter digressions into parasitology that actually manage to dovetail into the story Scott is telling.
She concentrated her research on the study of amebic dysentery as an instructor in bacteriology and parasitology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine from 1926 to 1929.