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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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Thirty-nine percent of opportunist eaters grab convenient food items with little thought as to whether that food is playing the role of a snack or a meal, the report found, stating that they do this with nearly triple the frequency of their planner counterparts.
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.
As the weather improves it's tempting to leave windows ajar but it only takes a few seconds for an opportunist thief to lean through a window or unlatch a door and grab laptops or gadgets.
He added: "It's imperative we all do our bit to deter opportunist thieves by removing valuables from vehicles overnight and ensuring they're secure with doors locked and windows up.
Presiding magistrate Angela Sharpe told him: "This was an impulsive and opportunist action on your part.
Middlesbrough residents are being urged to securely lock doors and windows during sunny weather to keep opportunist thieves out.
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.
In fact, Jumblatt is precisely the kind of amoral opportunist the Bush administration could use as a surrogate to run "liberated" Lebanon.