autoinfection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ infection

Noun[edit]

autoinfection (countable and uncountable, plural autoinfections)

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  1. The infection of a primary host with a parasite, particularly a helminth, in such a way that the complete life cycle of the parasite happens in a single organism, without the involvement of another host.

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