focal infection
noun Date: circa 1923 a persistent bacterial infection of some organ or region; especially one causing symptoms elsewhere in the body

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  • focal infection — n a persistent bacterial infection of some organ or region esp one causing symptoms elsewhere in the body …   Medical dictionary

  • focal infection — n. a localized infection, as in the gallbladder, teeth, or tonsils, which may spread to other parts of the body through the blood …   English World dictionary

  • Focal infection — A focal infection is a local infection (affecting a small area of the body) that causes subsequent infection or symptoms in other parts of the body. For example, tetanus (lockjaw) is caused by the release of exotoxin from a local infection,… …   Wikipedia

  • focal infection — noun bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere • Hypernyms: ↑infection • Part Meronyms: ↑focus, ↑focal point, ↑nidus * * * noun : a persistent bacterial infection of some organ or region… …   Useful english dictionary

  • focal infection — Pathol., Dentistry. an infection in which bacteria are localized in some region, as the tonsils or the tissue around a tooth, from which they may spread to some other organ or structure of the body. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • focal infection — /ˈfoʊkəl ɪnfɛkʃən/ (say fohkuhl infekshuhn) noun an infection in which the bacteria are localised in some region, as the tissue round a tooth or a tonsil, from which they often spread to some other organ or structure of the body …   Australian English dictionary

  • Focal — may refer to:*Focal (lexicographical website), an Irish lexicographical website *FOCAL (programming language) **FOCAL 69 **Focal (HP 41) *Relating to focusee also*Focal point (disambiguation) *Focal adhesion *Focal character *Focal dystonia… …   Wikipedia

  • focal point — noun 1. a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑focus • Derivationally related forms: ↑focal (for: ↑focus), ↑focus ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • focal — focal, ale, aux [ fɔkal, o ] adj. et n. f. • 1812; du lat. focus « foyer » 1 ♦ Phys. Qui concerne le foyer, les foyers d un instrument d optique. ⇒ bifocal. Axe focal, plan focal. N. f. Distance focale. Objectif à focale variable. ⇒ zoom. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Infection — The growth of a parasitic organism within the body. (A parasitic organism is one that lives on or in another organism and draws its nourishment therefrom.) A person with an infection has another organism (a germ ) growing within him, drawing its… …   Medical dictionary

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