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infest

[in′fest]
(medicine)
To live on or within the host's body.
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This suggests that body lice cannot thrive in the environment of head lice, which infest millions of children worldwide (10), further suggesting that outbreaks of trench fever are most likely not linked to head lice in industrialized countries.
The USDA's Philip Bell warned Wisconsin's Senate environmental and Assembly forestry committees in May that, unchecked, the beetle could infest more than 12,000 communities from Minnesota to North Carolina over the next two decades.
Left unchecked, it can infest and kill whole forests.
Black and red fire ants now infest more than 310 million acres in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Puerto Rico.
The orange-colored, spaghetti-like parasitic threads function as runners, allowing an individual to move from host to host, as well as to densely infest a single host (Kelly et al.
This highly adaptive and variable species can infest and reproduce in non-normal host species.
The beetles infest the trees, ultimately killing them.