non·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˌnän-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce noninfected (audio) \

Definition of noninfected

: not infected by or with something (such as a pathogen) : not marked by infection noninfected patients/wounds

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Recent Examples on the Web In July, researchers in Germany found that with a week of training, dogs were able to distinguish saliva samples of people infected with the coronavirus from noninfected samples with a 94% success rate. Ira Winderman,, 11 Dec. 2020 But the rates of premature birth and the number of babies who died in the intensive care unit were similar for infants of infected and noninfected mothers. Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2020 Even minor, noninfected wounds - like blisters or scrapes - should be treated immediately. The Washington Post,, 25 Oct. 2017

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1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninfected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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non·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˈnän-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce noninfected (audio) \

Medical Definition of noninfected

: not having been subjected to infection


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