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focal infection

n.
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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focal infection

n
(Pathology) a bacterial infection limited to a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils or a gland
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Noun1.focal infection - bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
nidus, focal point, focus - a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
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