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reinfection

reinfection

noun re·in·fec·tion \ˌrē-ən-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of REINFECTION

:  infection following recovery from or superimposed on infection of the same type

First Known Use of REINFECTION

1882

reinfection

noun re·in·fec·tion \ˌrē-in-ˈfek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REINFECTION

:  infection following recovery from or superimposed on a previous infection of the same type <rescreening aimed at detecting reinfection following treatment—Diana Mahoney>
re·in·fect \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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