coinfection

noun co·in·fec·tion \ kō-in-ˈfek-shən \

Definition of coinfection

:concurrent infection of a cell or organism with two organisms

coinfect

play \kō-in-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of coinfection

1974


Medical Dictionary

coinfection

noun co·in·fec·tion \ ˌkō-in-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of coinfection

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

coinfect

play \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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