retrofection

noun
ret·​ro·​fec·​tion | \ ˌre-trə-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce retrofection (audio) \

Medical Definition of retrofection

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/retrofection. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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