Medical Dictionary

infect

vt in·fect \in-ˈfekt\

Medical Definition of INFECT

1
:  to contaminate with a disease-producing substance or agent (as bacteria)
2
a :  to communicate a pathogen or a disease to b of a pathogenic organism :  to invade (an individual or organ) usually by penetration—compare infest

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