noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1929 the detection of a parasite (as of humans) by feeding a suitable intermediate host (as an insect) on supposedly infected material (as blood) and later examining the host for the parasite • xenodiagnostic adjective

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  • xenodiagnosis — |zenō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from xen + diagnosis : the detection of a parasite (as a blood parasite of man) by allowing a suitable intermediate host (as an insect) to consume supposedly infected material (as blood) and after an incubation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xenodiagnosis — xenodiagnostic /zen euh duy euhg nos tik, zee neuh /, adj. /zen euh duy euhg noh sis, zee neuh /, n. Med. a method of diagnosing certain diseases caused by insects, ticks, or other vectors, by allowing uninfected vectors to feed on the patient… …   Universalium

  • xenodiagnosis — noun diagnosis of an infectious disease (especially of trypanosomiasis) by exposure to a vector of that disease, incubating the vector and examining it for the presence of the disease …   Wiktionary

  • xenodiagnosis — 1. A method of diagnosing acute or early Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Chagas disease) in humans. Infection free (laboratory reared) triatomine bugs are fed on the tissue of the suspected person and the trypanosome is identified by microscopic… …   Medical dictionary

  • xenodiagnosis — n. method for diagnosing diseases caused by insects and parasites (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xenodiagnosis — xeno·diagnosis …   English syllables

  • xenodiagnosis — n. a procedure for diagnosing infections transmitted by insect carriers. Uninfected insects of the species known to carry the disease in question are allowed to suck the blood of a patient suspected of having the disease. A positive diagnosis is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • xenodiagnosis — /ˌzɛnədaɪəgˈnoʊsəs/ (say .zenuhduyuhg nohsuhs) noun a method of diagnosing certain diseases having insects, ticks, etc., as vectors, by feeding uninfected vectors on the patient and later examining them for infection …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Emile Brumpt — Alexandre Joseph Emile Brumpt (March 10, 1877 July 8, 1951) was a French parasitologist who was born in Paris. He studied zoology and parasitology in Paris, and received his degree in science in 1901, and his medical doctorate in 1906. In 1919 he …   Wikipedia

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