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aerogenous

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adjective ae·rog·e·nous \ˌa(-ə)r-ˈäj-ə-nəs, ˌe(-ə)r-\

Medical Definition of aerogenous

  1. :  transmitted by or involving transmission by air <Increased lambing or shearing during the warmer, drier seasons could increase the risk of aerogenous spread of C[oxiella] burnetii from birth products or wool to humans …—Wiebke Hellenbrand et al., Emerging Infectious Diseases, September 2001>

aerogenically \ˌer-ō-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ play also aerogenously adverb <The viruses are shed in urine, droppings, and saliva, and humans are mainly infected aerogenically by inhaling aerosols containing the virus.—Hilde Kruse et al., Emerging Infectious Diseases, December 2004>


Variants of aerogenous

or aerogenic \ˌer-ō-ˈje-nik\ play

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