Parasitology, medical and biological science studying parasitesthat live inside (endoparasites) or outer covering (ectoparasite) other organisms and plants, their distribution and measures aimed at the protection of people, animals and plants from their penetration.
Parasitology is divided on medical, veterinary (farm animals), fishery (fish, birds, mammals), Parasitology invertebrates (insects and other) and phytoparasitology (Parasitology plants).
Cm. also Biology.