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droplet infection

infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs.
Origin of droplet infection
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Under these conditions the pneumonic patient sprays plague bacilli into the air while coughing and droplet infection follows.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
droplet infection in Medicine

droplet infection drop·let infection (drŏp'lĭt)
An infection transmitted from one individual to another by droplets of moisture expelled from the upper respiratory tract through sneezing or coughing.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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