autoinfection


au·to·in·fec·tion

noun \-in-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of AUTOINFECTION

:  reinfection with larvae produced by parasitic worms already in the body

Origin of AUTOINFECTION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1879

au·to·in·fec·tion

noun \-in-ˈfek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AUTOINFECTION

: reinfection with larvae produced by parasitic worms already in the body—compare hyperinfection

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