The definition of a superinfection is an additional infection that happens during or immediately after an existing infection.
An example of a superinfection is having an ear infection caused by microorganisms which are resistent to the antibiotics taken for a recent throat infection.
an additional infection occurring during the course of an existing infection, usually caused by opportunistic microorganisms resistant to the antimicrobial agents used in treating the first infection
- The act or process of superinfecting a cell or organism.
- An infection following a previous infection, especially when caused by microorganisms that have become resistant to the antibiotics used earlier.
(countable and uncountable, plural superinfections)