reinfection

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

Definition of reinfection

  1. :  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


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reinfection

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

Medical Definition of reinfection

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

reinfect

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