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droplet infection

noun
1.
infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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droplet-infection in Medicine

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

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