superinfection

superinfection

[soo-per-in-fek-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
marked proliferation of a parasitic microorganism during antimicrobial treatment for another infection.

Origin:
1920–25; super- + infection

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superinfection su·per·in·fec·tion (sōō'pər-ĭn-fěk'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of superinfecting a cell or an organism.

  2. An infection following a previous infection, especially when caused by microorganisms that have become resistant to the antibiotics used earlier.

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