reinfection

noun re·in·fec·tion \ ˌrē-in-ˈfek-shən \

Definition of reinfection

:infection following recovery from or superimposed on infection of the same type

reinfect

play \ˌrē-in-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of reinfection

1661


Medical Dictionary

reinfection

noun re·in·fec·tion \ ˌrē-in-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of reinfection

:infection following recovery from or superimposed on a previous infection of the same type
  • rescreening aimed at detecting reinfection following treatment
  • —Diana Mahoney

reinfect

play \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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