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opportunistic infectionnoun [C]

uk   /ɒp.ə.tjuːˌnɪs.tɪk ɪnˈfek.ʃən/ us   /ɑː.pɚ.tuːˌnɪs.tɪk ɪnˈfek.ʃən/ specialized
an infection caused by bacteria or a virus that is not harmful to a healthy person but harms a person whose body's natural defence against infection is damaged
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