autoinfection

noun
au·​to·​in·​fec·​tion | \ ˌȯ-tō-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce autoinfection (audio) \

Definition of autoinfection

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

First Known Use of autoinfection

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Autoinfection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoinfection. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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autoinfection

noun
au·​to·​in·​fec·​tion | \ -in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce autoinfection (audio) \

Medical Definition of autoinfection

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

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