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Capable of producing infection; infectious.

in·fec′tive·ness, in′fec·tiv′i·ty n.
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1. (Pathology) capable of causing infection
2. a less common word for infectious
inˈfectively adv
inˈfectiveness, ˌinfecˈtivity n
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(ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs)

1. communicable by infection, as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another.
2. causing or communicating infection.
3. tending to spread quickly and generally: infectious laughter.
4. Obs. diseased.
in•fec′tious•ly, adv.
in•fec′tious•ness, n.
syn: See contagious.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infective - able to cause disease; "infective agents"; "pathogenic bacteria"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
2.infective - caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
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[ɪnˈfektɪv] ADJ [disease, agent] → infeccioso
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adj (Med) agentinfektiös; infective diseaseInfektionskrankheit f
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Similarly, may studies have also reported development of infective endocarditis in these patients8,9.
Non-infective inflammatory arthropathies were found in 3 children (0.58%), and infective manifestations were found in 11 children, which included septic arthritis-4 (0.77%), myositis-4 (0.77%), and osteomyelitis-3 (0.58%).
The production of infective juveniles (IJ) from Galleria mellonella cadavers may differ among different species of EPN and hosts of various sizes.
[USA], Jan 28 (ANI): A new study now finds that people who inject drugs have a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis.
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) occurs with an incidence of about 3-10 per 100,000 person-years globally.
Within the collaboration, Cyclenium will perform synthetic and medicinal chemistry activities to generate and optimize new macrocyclic molecules effective against specific anti- infective targets chosen by AiCuris.
1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Several invasive medical procedures, including cardiovascular procedures and procedures of the skin and management of wounds, are associated with increased risk of infective endocarditis, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon but a very serious infection during pregnancy.
Amoxicillin was the most frequently chosen (61.4%) first line antibiotic for odontogenic infections and for prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (36%), with Clindamycin as the alternative (60.2%).
Background and Objectives: Corneal scraping is ideal diagnostic procedure for infective keratitis.
Embolic phenomena and secondary infective endocarditis are uncommon but can result in neurological and systemic complications.4
Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysms and true aneurysms are a rare possible consequence of myocardial infarction; other causes include cardiac surgery, infective heart diseases, and chest trauma [1].