contagium

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noun con·ta·gium \kən-ˈtā-j(ē-)əm\

Definition of contagium

plural

contagia

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  1. :  an agent capable of causing a communicable disease

Origin and Etymology 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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