superinfection

noun su·per·in·fec·tion \ ˌsü-pər-in-ˈfek-shən \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of superinfection

: reinfection or a second infection with a microbial agent (such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus)

superinfect

play \ˌsü-pər-in-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of superinfection

1893

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superinfection

noun su·per·in·fec·tion \ -in-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of superinfection

: a second infection superimposed on an earlier one especially by a different microbial agent of exogenous or endogenous origin that is resistant to the treatment used against the first infection

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