co·​in·​fec·​tion | \ kō-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce coinfection (audio) \

Definition of coinfection

: concurrent infection of a cell or organism with two organisms

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coinfect \ kō-​in-​ˈfekt How to pronounce coinfect (audio) \ transitive verb

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The best data about coinfection come from studies of more serious viruses, such as H.I.V. and hepatitis. Richard Klasco, M.d., New York Times, "Can You Get Two Colds at Once?," 30 Mar. 2018 Wells suspects that she was exposed to hepatitis C during the same episode because coinfections were common in those days. Sandra G. Boodman,, "Medical mystery: It wasn't cancer, but it was a shock," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of coinfection

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coinfection was in 1974

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co·​in·​fec·​tion | \ ˌkō-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce coinfection (audio) \

Medical Definition of coinfection

: concurrent infection of a cell or organism with two microorganisms pneumonia caused by coinfection with an orthomyxovirus and a streptococcus

Other Words from coinfection

coinfect \ -​ˈfekt How to pronounce coinfect (audio) \ transitive verb

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