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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.

in·fest

(in-fest')
To dwell on or in a host as a parasite.
[L. infesto, pp. -atus, to attack]
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Massop said in West Boylston, the beetles have been found only in maple trees, but as a precaution all tree species considered host trees in infested areas are being cut.
A total of 989 specimens were tested, including 149 (83 from clothing and 66 from hair) first-instar larvae hatched in the laboratory from eggs collected from 7 dually infested persons, and 840 adult body lice collected from the clothing of 80 mono-infested patients.
In some infested areas, they sting nearly 60% of the human population each year, causing millions of dollars in medical expenses.
Specifically, woody and subwoody plant species were identified and assessed for 1) Cuscuta biomass and relative percent cover of host covered by Cuscuta as a measure of the degree of infestation; 2) flowering success between the infested and uninfested host plants; and 3) condition (living or dead) of each infested host individual.
Infested fruit collected for Experiment II were placed on wire mesh screens.
They were able to distinguish between infested and non-infested samples by detecting typographer beetle burrows up to 1cm beneath the wood's surface.
"September 2014, at the height of an urgent health emergency: "Why are we sending thousands of ill-trained soldiers into Ebola infested areas of Africa!
BEIRUT: Mangos infested with insects that were shipped to Lebanon will be returned their source, Ghana, caretaker Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter told reporters Wednesday.
The MP said 'central region which is jigger infested area is not that special', thus they will not be cowed by people who are against development in north eastern region.
The present study was carried out to study the BSFB infestation as affected by combining cultural control (removal of infested brinjal shoots) and mechanical control (use of light traps) alone and in combination to recommend a suitable and economical management strategy.
Within two days, they realised the 7ft fir was infested with bugs.
This was after Pinol insisted that there was nothing wrong with eating rice infested with "bukbok" or rice weevil, adding that he can eat it.