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Anemia

Lack of blood

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Ectoparasite

A parasite that lives within the host

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Host

Any animal that harbors a parasite

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Intermediate host

Host in which a parasite goes through the larval stage of development

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Larva

Immature stage in the life cycle of a parasite

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Meniscus

A curved surface of liquid seen when a test tube is filled just above the top

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Micro filaria

The larval stage of the heart worm

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Parasitology

The study of parasites

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Paratenic host

Host that helps spread a parasite without the parasite developing within it

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Proglottid

The segment of the tapeworm containing the male & female reproductive organs

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Protozoa

A microscopic single -celled animal

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Transmammary

Route of infection where the parasite is passed through the mammary gland to the hosts young

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Transplacental

Route of infection where the parasite is passed across the placenta of a pregnant animal

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Vector

An animal,usually a tick or insect,that transmits the disease causing organism

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Zoonosis

A disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans (;