superinfection

noun
su·​per·​in·​fec·​tion | \ ˌsü-pər-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce superinfection (audio) \

Definition of superinfection

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

Other Words from superinfection

superinfect \ ˌsü-​pər-​in-​ˈfekt How to pronounce superinfection (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of superinfection

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superinfection was in 1893

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“Superinfection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superinfection. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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superinfection

noun
su·​per·​in·​fec·​tion | \ -in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce superinfection (audio) \

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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