Origin of infection
Examples from the Web for infection
Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.
Testing methods can now detect HIV within ten days of infection.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.
It builds up anti-bodies to fight off the infection in the blood.
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.
Outlying abscesses and sinuses are usually the result of infection of the tendon sheaths in the neighbourhood.
Young Stoddard lost no animal by the infection,—that is, no one died on his hands.Cattle and Their Diseases|Robert Jennings
Here is the grand tower, built between 1506 and 1530, a noble design, and carried out without any infection of foreign detail.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine|Edward A. Freeman
When infection of the blood takes place from the intestines the carbuncles may be absent.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
The only doctor in the whole group refused to come to them, because he feared to take back the infection to the other islands.The Mermaid|Lily Dougall
British Dictionary definitions for infection
Word Origin and History for infection
late 14c., "infectious disease; contaminated condition;" from Old French infeccion "contamination, poisoning" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin infectionem (nominative infectio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inficere (see infect). Meaning "communication of disease by agency of air or water" (distinguished from contagion, which is body-to-body communication), is from 1540s.
Medicine definitions for infection
Science definitions for infection
Culture definitions for infection
Invasion of the body or a body part by a pathogenic organism, which multiplies and produces harmful effects on the body's tissues.