pseudoparasite


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pseudoparasite

[¦sü·dō′par·ə‚sīt]
(medicine)
Something in the blood that is mistaken for a parasite.
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The quick keys to the identification of protozoans, helminths, and arthropods are helpful for distinguishing pseudoparasites from harmful ones.
The images can be searched in categories entitled arthropods, cestodes, nematodes, protozoa, pseudoparasites, and trematodes Each image typically has various magnifications (x 100, 500, 1,000, etc.
18-20] Clinical virologists should, therefore, expect these pseudoparasites in respiratory specimens submitted for viral DFA.