opportunistic infection Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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opportunistic infectionnoun [C]

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an ​infectioncaused by ​bacteria or a ​virus that is not ​harmful to a ​healthyperson but ​harms a ​person whose body's ​naturaldefence against ​infection is ​damaged
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