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in·fest

(in-fest'),
To occupy a site and dwell ectoparasitically on external surface tissue, as opposed to internally (infect).
[L. infesto, pp. -atus, to attack]

infest

(ĭn-fĕst′)
v.
To live as a parasite in or on tissues or organs or on the skin and its appendages.

in′fes·ta′tion n.

infest

[infest′]
to attack, invade, and subsist on the skin or in the internal organs of a host. Compare infect.

in·fest

(in-fest')
To dwell on or in a host as a parasite.
[L. infesto, pp. -atus, to attack]

infest

infection with macroscopic ectoparasites
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WORCESTER -- City Council discussion Tuesday night suggested that removal of trees infested by, and susceptible to, the Asian longhorned beetle in certain areas of Green Hill Park will move forward.
The roses and carnations were being prepared for Sunday when shocked florist staff realised they were crawling with spiders and infested with eggs.
The expansion of diphyllobothriasis-endemic areas in Chile may, in turn, facilitate the appearance of future outbreaks of this disease as the aquaculture industry expands to these new infested areas and the market for Chilean salmon enlarges worldwide.
In Texas, a recent investigation of coastal trees felled by Hurricane Rita suggests that upwards of 40 percent of large trees marked for landfills were infested with Formosan subterranean termite.
In the first, prisoners took fleas from hedgehogs and infested themselves, the guards and some visiting dignitaries.
Forest Service in Alaska, about two million acres of spruce forests were infested in Alaska between 1920 and 1990.
Monitoring the munching sounds made by Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) may help scientists home in on which trees are infested.
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WORCESTER-- The city administration is standing by plans to remove all so-called "host trees'' in and around Green Hill Park that are not yet infested by Asian longhorned beetles but are susceptible to the invasive tree-killing species.
The reinfestation process depended on primary internal sources and on surrounding infested communities.