Medical Dictionary


adj con·ta·gious \-jəs\

Medical Definition of CONTAGIOUS

:  communicable by contact <tuberculosis in the contagious stage>—compare infectious 2
:  bearing contagion <many persons…are contagious long before they are aware of the presence of their disease—Journal of the American Medical Association>
:  used for contagious diseases <a contagious ward>
con·ta·gious·ly adverb
con·ta·gious·ness noun
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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