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hyperinfection

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noun hy·per·in·fec·tion \ ˌhī-pə-rin-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of hyperinfection

:repeated reinfection with larvae produced by parasitic worms already in the body due to the ability of various parasites to complete the life cycle within a single host — compare autoinfection

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