Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

blood–borne

play
adjective \ˈbləd-ˌbȯrn\

Definition of blood–borne

  1. :  carried or transmitted by the blood <a blood–borne disease> <blood–borne pathogens>



1885

First Known Use of blood–borne

1885


Medical Dictionary

blood–borne

play
adjective \-ˌbȯrn\

Medical Definition of blood–borne

  1. :  carried or transmitted by the blood <a blood–borne disease> <blood–borne pathogens>




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blood–borne? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

different from the usual or normal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate acommadate accomodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ