Medical Definition of Macroparasites

1. Typically, the parasitic helminths and arthropods. In general, parasites which do not multiply within their definitive hosts but instead produce transmission stages (eggs and larvae) which pass into the external environment. Immune responses elicited against macroparasites generally depend on the number of parasites present in a given host and tends to be of a relatively transient nature. The key epidemiological measurement is generally the number of parasites per host. Such parasites are often found in a highly aggregated distribution. Contrast microparasites. (05 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macroparasites

macronormoblast
macronormochromoblast
macrons
macrons below
macronuclear
macronuclei
macronucleus
macronutrient
macronutrients
macronychia
macroorganism
macroorganisms
macroparameters
macroparasite
macroparasites (current term)
macroparticle
macroparticles
macropathology
macropetalous
macrophage
macrophage-1 antigen
macrophage-activating factor
macrophage activation
macrophage colony-stimulating factor
macrophage inflammatory protein
macrophage inhibition factor
macrophage migration-inhibitory factors
macrophage migration inhibition test

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