Synonyms and Antonyms for opportunistic-infection

1. opportunistic infection (n.)

any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)

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2. opportunistic (adj.)

taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

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4. infection (n.)

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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5. infection (n.)

the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

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6. infection (n.)

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

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7. infection (n.)

moral corruption or contamination

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8. infection (n.)

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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9. infection (n.)

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

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