xenodiagnosis

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xen·o·di·ag·no·sis

 (zĕn′ə-dī′əg-nō′sĭs, zē′nə-)
n. pl. xen·o·di·ag·no·ses (-sēz)
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.

xen′o·di·ag·nos′tic (-nŏs′tĭk) adj.

xenodiagnosis

(ˌzɛnəʊˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) med a method of diagnosing an infectious disease by exposing a vector animal to infected material before examining the animal for the pathogen
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Medina-Lopes, Chronic Infection excluded at birth by 1988 (7) modified Strout and xenodiagnoses by using cord blood.