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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The inhaled fraction is defined as the proportion of emitted pollutant mass flow rate from the infector, which is inhaled by the co-occupant, and the inhaled dose is defined as the fraction inhaled by the co-occupant of the total pollutant mass exhaled by the infector.
It should be noted that the studied design of PV may not be applicable in environments with relatively high activity of the occupants, e.g., health care environments, where susceptible workers as well as infectors (patients) may move around and so have difficulty accessing the control of the PV.
Attorney John Kacavas called him a ''serial infector.''
Amongst the notable trends in Q3 2012 were the findings of dangerous zero-day exploits targeting Java and Internet Explorer (IE) and also ZeroAccess malware, which are sometimes found on peer-to-peer sharing sites, were the top infector. PayPal attracted the most phishermen while Linkedin topped the list of chosen Blackhole Exploit Kit targets.
Similarly, journalists love to use memorable descriptive phrases to make their stories more vivid: Thus, Kwiatkowski almost instantly became the "serial infector." I think it showed disrespect to Kwiatkowski's victims to give him a sensationalistic nickname.
Noakes and Sleigh (2009) developed a stochastic Wells-Riley model and coupled it with a multizonal ventilation model to account for proximity of the infector to susceptible and to incorporate mixing in interconnected spaces with each of the zones that were considered as perfectly mixed.
Although Sontag begins her essay by relating illness to a dark geography, in the film it is not just a space (Mallorca as sick, Spain as sick) but an infector of space--a contagion.
Relationship between transmissibility of different strains of virus and recovery of airborne virus in the environment of infector mice.
Armadillo infector People infected with leprosy in the United States often have the same previously unknown strain of the microbe Mycobacterium leprae that is carried by armadillos, strengthening a long-held assumption that armadillos can infect people directly (SN: 5/21/11, p.
Perform essential system maintenance functions such as disk defragmentation, archival, computer infector scanning, periodic version updating of application software, etc.
This mycotoxin, classified as a phytotoxin, is produced by Fusarium moniliforme which is a common infector of corn (Smith and MacDonald, 1991).