Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Infection, such as recurrent boils, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that persist on or in the body.

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  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ infection

Examples

  • It does not make any more sense than a claim that act of sodomy causes damage to walls of the rectum of a gay person on receptive end of that practice and causes autoinfection of abdominal cavity with bacteria and viruses contained in a fecal matter leaking into abdomen.

    Gays are tortured and then killed in Iraq....

  • [49], it is thought re-infection from other people or other sources is less likely than autoinfection.

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