focal infection

nounPathology, Dentistry.
  1. 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.

Origin of focal infection

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for focal infection

focal infection

  1. a bacterial infection limited to a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils or a gland

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