noun Pathology, Dentistry.
an infection in which bacteria are localized in some region, as the tonsils or the tissue around a tooth, from which they may spread to some other organ or structure of the body.
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Origin of focal infection
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for focal infection
a bacterial infection limited to a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils or a gland
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Medical definitions for focal infection
A bacterial infection localized in a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils, that may spread to another part of the body.
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