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Noun
An infectious disease
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“These antibodies can often be demonstrated to be present in the blood serum obtained from patients who are recovering from an infection.”
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The process of infecting or the state of being infected
“Allergies to topical medication applied can cause a skin reaction and may result in infection of the wound.”
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A measure of the contagiousness of a disease or illness
“Strict glycemic control in the perioperative period may reduce the rate of infection in THA patients.”
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A constituent that impairs the purity of something
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Any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
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A common viral illness
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A toxic substance that is capable of causing illness or death
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An ulcerous condition or disease of a human or animal
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An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred
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A biological agent that risks humans or the environment
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Communicable disease
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria
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(dated) The secretion from a sore
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