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contagium

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noun, con·ta·gium \kən-ˈtā-j(ē-)əm\

Definition of contagium

plural contagiaplay \-j(ē-)ə\

  1. :  an agent capable of causing a communicable disease



Origin of contagium

Latin, contagion, from contingere


First Known Use: 1870


Medical Dictionary

contagium

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noun con·ta·gium \kən-ˈtā-j(ē-)əm\

Medical Definition of contagium

plural contagia \-j(ē-)ə\play

  1. :  a virus or living organism capable of causing a communicable disease




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "contagium"


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