Autoinfection definition

ôtō-ĭn-fĕkshən
Infection, such as recurrent boils, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that persist on or in the body.
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Infection from a source within the organism itself, as from harmful bacteria previously present but not in contact with vulnerable areas.
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Infection, such as recurrent boils, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that persist on or in the body.
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The infection of a primary host with a parasite, particularly a helminth, in such a way that the complete life cycle of the parasite happens in a single organism, without the involvement of another host.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
autoinfection
Plural:
autoinfections

Origin of autoinfection