contagium

noun
con·​ta·​gium | \ kən-ˈtā-j(ē-)əm How to pronounce contagium (audio) \
plural contagia\ kən-​ˈtā-​j(ē-​)ə How to pronounce contagia (audio) \

Definition of contagium

: an agent capable of causing a communicable disease

First Known Use of contagium

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contagium

Latin, contagion, from contingere

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The first known use of contagium was in 1870

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contagium

noun
con·​ta·​gium | \ kən-ˈtā-j(ē-)əm How to pronounce contagium (audio) \
plural contagia\ -​j(ē-​)ə How to pronounce contagia (audio) \

Medical Definition of contagium

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

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