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opportunistic

 [op″or-too-nis´tik]
1. denoting a microorganism that does not ordinarily cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain circumstances.
2. denoting a disease or infection caused by such an organism.

op·por·tu·nis·tic

(op'ŏr-tū-nis'tik),
1. Denoting an organism capable of causing disease only in a host with lowered resistance, for example, by other diseases or by drugs.
2. Denoting a disease caused by such an organism.

opportunistic

/op·por·tu·nis·tic/ (op″er-tldbomacn-is´tik)
1. denoting a microorganism which does not ordinarily cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain circumstances.
2. denoting a disease or infection caused by such an organism.

opportunistic

adjective Relating to a microorganism—or the disease/infection it invokes—that is part of the normal non-pathogenic flora, which causes disease under certain conditions (e.g., by a compromised host immune defence).

opportunistic

Medtalk adjective Relating to a microorganism that is part of the normal nonpathogenic flora, which causes disease given the opportunity–eg, by a compromised host immune defense

op·por·tu·nis·tic

(op'ŏr-tū-nis'tik)
1. Denoting an organism capable of causing disease only in a host with lowered resistance; e.g., by other diseases or by drugs.
2. Denoting a disease caused by such an organism.

opportunistic

  1. (of microorganisms) capable of causing disease in some circumstances but which under normal conditions are harmless.
  2. (of any species) exploiting new habitats.

Opportunistic

Causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person is already sick or has a weak immune system.

opportunistic

1. denoting a microorganism which does not ordinarily cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain circumstances.
2. denoting a disease or infection caused by such an organism.
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The warning and advice is part of Northumbria Police's Operation Sound wave, aimed at tackling opportunist thieves and burglars across the force, which is supported by the Police and Crime Com missioner Vera Baird.
Resist opportunists VOTERS in Wales, like the rest of the UK, have allowed their grievances (real and imaginary) over the EU and immigration to lead them to abandon the established political parties in favour of UKIP.
Many people in a rush to get on with their day will leave vehicles unattended with the engine running but they are leaving themselves wide open to opportunist thieves.
The staggering statistics show that since the start of the year opportunist thieves have been swiping plenty of stuff from student accommodation - with laptops and mobile phones the most likely to be taken.
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OPPORTUNIST thieves stole pounds 8,000 worth of professional audio equipment that was left on show in a car overnight.
STEALING a mobile phone has cost opportunist thief John Byron Ensor pounds 145.
The warning follows a number of burglaries - the majority of which have been committed by opportunist thieves who entered through windows or doors left open.
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That tempts the opportunist thief to break in and make a search just in case it has not been removed from the vehicle.
In fact, Jumblatt is precisely the kind of amoral opportunist the Bush administration could use as a surrogate to run "liberated" Lebanon.