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Meaning of xenodiagnosis

xen•o•di•ag•no•sis

Pronunciation: (zen"u-dī"ug-nō'sis, zē"nu-), [key]
— n. Med.
  1. a method of diagnosing certain diseases caused by insects, ticks, or other vectors, by allowing uninfected vectors to feed on the patient and later examining them for infections.
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