endogenous infection

n.

An infection caused by an infectious agent that is already present in the body, but has previously been inapparent or dormant.

Nearby words

  1. endogenetic,
  2. endogenic toxicosis,
  3. endogenous,
  4. endogenous depression,
  5. endogenous hyperglyceridemia,
  6. endogeny,
  7. endointoxication,
  8. endolithic,
  9. endolymph,
  10. endolymphatic duct


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