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infect

[in′fekt]
(medicine)
To cause an infection, as by contamination with or invasion by a pathogen.
(microbiology)
To cause a phage infection of bacteria.
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The idea is to inoculate all infected trees with the less virulent, non-lethal fungus, thereby infecting the virulent native fungus and tipping the odds in favor of the trees.
So, virus coming out of an epithelial cell has a lot more gp42, which makes it better at infecting a B cell," says Hutt-Fletcher.
Therefore, our result showed that TSV was incapable of infecting Hep-2 and Vero cell lines.
pylori may also prevent other, possibly more harmful bacteria from infecting the stomach, says Hans G.
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Nematoda), a new non-encapsulated species from crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) in Zimbabwe also infecting mammals.