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infest

[in′fest]
(medicine)
To live on or within the host's body.
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Sarcoptes scabiei infests a wide variety of mammals including domestic, farm and wild animals.
is an evergreen, obligate hemi-parasitic epiphyte that infests many deciduous tree species in the southeastern United States (Kuijt, 2003; Coder, 2008; Thompson et al.
In Florida, it infests approximately 24,281 ha (60,000 ac) of citrus, and control costs and losses have exceeded $2,965 per ha ($1,200 per ac) (Stanley 1996).