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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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2002), and several additional mammalian species have developed patent infections experimentally (Lee 1962b; Malek 1970).
However, risk of patent infections in humans appears to be very low, though limited interim development may be possible (Malek & Armstrong 1967).
Patent infections of B damnificus, which developed in both American white pelicans at 3 days postinfection, were confirmed by the presence of trematode ova in the feces.
Humans are accidental hosts with patent infections being extremely rare.
muris have shown that the isolate from laboratory mice can infect other animals, including dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, lambs, and gerbils, although it did not produce patent infections (4).