• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Auto-infection (Med) Poisoning caused by a virus that originates and develops in the organism itself.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + infection,


In literature:

Our studies have thus furnished us with the key wherewith to unlock the secret chambers of auto-infection.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Early in the season they were all given doses of quinine to prevent auto-infection.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
It suffers from auto-infection.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
At about that time the auto fever began to infect the restless and over-prosperous settlers, and business men alike.
"The Conquest" by Oscar Micheaux