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 (păr′ə-sĭ-tō′sĭs, -sī-)
n. pl. par·a·si·to·ses (-sēz)
A disease resulting from parasitic infestation.


n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) pathol a parasitic disease or infestation


(ˈpær ə saɪˌtɪz əm, -sɪ-)

1. a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another.
2. a parasitic mode of existence.
3. a diseased condition due to parasites.
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A spokespersonsaid that the eight-year-old tigress was suffering from a parasitic disease which resulted in her death.
HIGH levels of parasitic disease in young cattle and productivity losses in adult dairy cows are a serious risk during the coming grazing season, a west Wales vet is warning.
special envoy for malaria Ray Chambers said that getting rid of the parasitic disease ultimately could save 11 million lives and provide $2 trillion in economic benefits.
Mosquirix reportedly protects only about one-third of children and protection may fade over time, but it might help protect some kids from getting the parasitic disease.
The study conducted by UNICEF and BIOM Ecological Movement revealed that the majority of students do not wash their hands at school, which can lead to a parasitic disease.
Lindsay Hock, managing editor, writes on a new vaccine development to potentially eradicate the parasitic disease.
The product is to be used to treat leishmaniasis, a disease caused by Leishmania, a parasitic disease that is spread by certain genus of sandflies.
Khalil spoke at a meeting in which participants discussed reports compiled by ministry departments concerning the spread of Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease, and an immunization campaign that covered 700,000 youths, including Syrian and Palestinian children.
Furthermore, large-scale measures must be taken to ensure disinfection of sources and stores of water supplies to minimise the contraction of this parasitic disease.
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NFU animal health and welfare advisor Catherine McLaughlin said: "Science has a key role to play in food production and any research that can help reduce the impact of debilitating parasitic disease among our farmed livestock must be welcomed.
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