superinfect


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su·per·in·fect

 (so͞o′pər-ĭn-fĕkt′)
tr.v. su·per·in·fect·ed, su·per·in·fect·ing, su·per·in·fects
To cause (a cell, for example) to be further infected with a microorganism; infect a second time or more.

superinfect

(ˌsuːpərɪnˈfɛkt)
vb (tr)
(Pathology) to infect further with an additional infection
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.superinfect - infect (an infected cell) further or infect a cell already containing similar organisms
infect, taint - contaminate with a disease or microorganism
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marginale, the genomic repertoire of msp2 pseudogenes has been associated with the ability, or lack of ability, of strains to superinfect and cause epidemic spread of the organism (5).
An equine infectious anemia virus variant superinfects cells through novel receptor interactions.