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Infect

Infect 1. To taint with morbid matter or any pestilential or noxious substance or effluvium by which disease is produced;... Read More

HSV-2- and HIV-1- permissive cell lines co-infected by HSV-2 and HIV-1 co-replicate HSV-2 and HIV-1 without production of HSV-2/HIV-1 pseudotype particles

HSV-2- and HIV-1- permissive cell lines co-infected by HSV-2 and HIV-1 co-replicate HSV-2 and HIV-1 without production of... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Trematode

Definition noun, plural: trematodes A common name for the species belonging to the Class Trematoda, which is characterized... Read More

Lytic cycle

Definition noun One of the two cycles of viral reproduction (the other being the lysogenic cycle), which is usually... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Mac

Mac a serious opportunistic infection caused by two similar bacteria (mycobacterium avium and mycobacterium intercellulare)... Read More

Wuchereria bancrofti

Definition A species of the family Onchocercidae that infects the lymphatic system and causes lymphatic... Read More

Streptolysin O

Definition noun An oxygen-labile, immunogenic hemolysin produced by or derived from some strains of... Read More

Semilunar valve

The human heart structure consists of heart chambers (2 atria and 2 ventricles) that differ functionally from each other.... Read More

Streptolysin S

Definition noun A nonantigenic, oxygen-stable β-hemolytic enzyme produced by some bacteria, especially... Read More

Accidental host

Accidental host One that harbors an organism which usually does not infect... Read More

Enterobacter aerogenes

Definition Noun A gram-negative rod shaped motile and encapsulated bacterium and have peritrichous flagella that surrounds... Read More

Yellow fever virus

Definition noun, plural: yellow fever viruses A Flavivirus species containing positive-sense, single-stranded RNA with about... Read More

Parasitoid

Definition noun, plural: parasitoids An organism that lives on or inside the host at one phase in its life cycle, and... Read More

Trichomonas vaginalis

Definition noun A parasitic flagellated protozoan that may infect the vagina and the urethra of women and the urethra and... Read More

Anthroponosis

Definition noun, plural: anthroponoses An infectious disease that can be transmitted from a human host to an animal... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Ascaris

Definition noun A genus comprised of species of parasitic nematodes characterized by resembling earthworms and having... Read More

Hepatitis E in Europe — are pigs or pork the problem?

Hepatitis E in Europe -- are pigs or pork the problem? Hepatitis E virus infections can be fatal in pregnant women, but... Read More

Tapeworm

Definition noun, plural: tapeworms Any of the ribbon-like parasitic worms of the class Cestoda, characterized by possessing... Read More

Schistosoma

Definition noun (taxonomy) A genus of the Phylum Platyhelminthes that is comprised of parasitic... Read More

Plaque-forming unit

Definition A measure of the quantity of individual infectious particles (e.g. virus particles) based on the number of... Read More

Plaque assay

Definition noun An assay used for virus isolation and purification, and to determine viral titers. Supplement The plaque... Read More

Sporozoite

Definition noun, plural: sporozoites A minute, elongated cell that arise from the repeated division of the oocyst during... Read More

Papovaviridae

Papovaviridae (Science: virology) family of oncogenic dNA viruses including papilloma, polyoma and simian vacuolating virus... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Loa loa

Definition noun A filarial species of the superfamily Filarioidea; the causative agent of Loa loa filariasis Supplement Loa... Read More

Fermentation

Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Trematoda

Definition noun (taxonomy) A class of the Phylum Platyhelminthes that is comprised of parasitic flukes Supplement The phylum... Read More

Fluke

Definition noun, plural: flukes (1) (ichthyology) Summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus (a flatfish) (2) (cetology) Either... Read More

Temperate virus

Definition noun A virus that does not cause immediate lysis following entry to its host but remains in a latent state,... Read More

Temperate phage

Definition noun, plural: temperate phages A bacteriophage that displays lysogenic life cycle in contrast to virulent phage... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Biological Viruses

The prime directive of all organisms is to reproduce and survive and this also applies to viruses. Apparently, viruses are... Read More