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superinfection

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noun su·per·in·fec·tion \-in-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of superinfection

  1. :  reinfection or a second infection with a microbial agent (as a bacterium, fungus, or virus)

superinfect

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Circa 1922

First Known Use of superinfection

circa 1922


Medical Dictionary

superinfection

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noun su·per·in·fec·tion \-in-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of superinfection

  1. :  a second infection superimposed on an earlier one especially by a different microbial agent of exogenous or endogenous origin that is resistant to the treatment used against the first infection




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