Xenodiagnosis definition

zĕnə-dīəg-nōsĭs, zēnə-
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Diagnosis of an infectious disease at an early stage by exposing a presumably infected individual or tissue to a clean, laboratory-bred mosquito, tick, or other vector and then examining the vector for the presence of the infective microorganism.
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Diagnosis of an infectious disease at an early stage by exposing a presumably infected individual or tissue to a clean, laboratory-bred mosquito, tick, or other vector and then examining the vector for the presence of the infective microorganism.
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(medicine) 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.
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Noun

Singular:
xenodiagnosis
Plural:
xenodiagnoses

Origin of xenodiagnosis