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[soo-per-in-fek-shuh n] /ˈsu pər ɪnˌfɛk ʃən/
noun, Pathology.
marked proliferation of a parasitic microorganism during antimicrobial treatment for another infection.
Origin of superinfection
First recorded in 1920-25; super- + infection Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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superinfection in Medicine

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

  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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