reinfection
A second infection by the same microorganism, after recovery from or during the course of a primary infection.

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re·in·fec·tion .rē-in-'fek-shən n infection following recovery from or superimposed on a previous infection of the same type <rescreening aimed at detecting \reinfection following treatment (Diana Mahoney)>
re·in·fect -'fekt vt

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re·in·fec·tion (re″in-fekґshən) a second infection by the same pathogenic agent, or a second infection of the same person or organ by a different pathogenic agent.

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  • reinfection — |rē+ noun Etymology: re + infection : an additional infection following recovery from or superimposed on a previous infection of the same type reactivation of a lesion which has become temporarily arrested is not in the pathologic sense a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reinfection — noun Date: 1882 infection following recovery from or superimposed on infection of the same type …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reinfection — n. [L. re, again; inficere, to make] A second infection by the same microorganism after recovery from or during the course of a primary infection …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • reinfection — n. * * * …   Universalium

  • reinfection — noun Another infection, another instance of being infected See Also: reinfect …   Wiktionary

  • reinfection — n. renewed infection, renewed contamination; act of infecting again, act of recontaminating …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reinfection — re·infection …   English syllables

  • reinfection — re in•fec′tion n …   From formal English to slang

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