infestation

noun
in·​fes·​ta·​tion | \ ˌin-ˌfes-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce infestation (audio) \

Medical Definition of infestation

1 : the act of infesting something
2 : something that infests
3 : the state of being infested especially with metazoan ectoparasites

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“Infestation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/infestation. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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