focal infection

noun

: a persistent bacterial infection of some organ or region
especially : one causing symptoms elsewhere in the body

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of focal infection was circa 1923

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“Focal infection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/focal%20infection. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

focal infection

noun
: a persistent bacterial infection of some organ or region
especially : one causing symptoms elsewhere in the body
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