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droplet infection

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noun
  1. infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs.

Origin of droplet infection

First recorded in 1905–10
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droplet infection in Medicine

droplet infection

(drŏplĭt)
n.
  1. 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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