ret·​ro·​fec·​tion ˌre-trə-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce retrofection (audio)
: infection with pinworms in which the eggs hatch on the anal skin and mucosa and the larvae migrate up the bowel to the cecum where they mature

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“Retrofection.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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