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autoinfection

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noun au·to·in·fec·tion \-in-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of autoinfection

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



Origin and Etymology of autoinfection

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1879


Medical Dictionary

autoinfection

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noun au·to·in·fec·tion \-in-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of autoinfection

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




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