blood-borne

adjective \ ˈbləd-ˌbȯrn \

Definition of blood-borne

:carried or transmitted by the blood
  • a blood-borne disease
  • blood-borne pathogens

First Known Use of blood-borne

1885


Medical Dictionary

blood-borne

adjective \ -ˌbȯrn \

medical Definition of blood-borne

:carried or transmitted by the blood
  • a blood-borne disease
  • blood-borne pathogens

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