Meaning of “opportunistic infection” in the English Dictionary

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"opportunistic infection" in British English

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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

(Definition of “opportunistic infection” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)