disseminated

adjective

dis·​sem·​i·​nat·​ed di-ˈse-mə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce disseminated (audio)
: widely dispersed in a tissue, organ, or the entire body
disseminated gonococcal disease

Examples of disseminated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the more than 50 distinct types of adenoviruses known to infect humans, most are associated with common colds and eye infections, though some can cause gastrointestinal and disseminated infections. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 22 Apr. 2022 More than 50 distinct adenoviruses are known to infect humans, but they're typically associated with respiratory, eye, and sometimes gastrointestinal and disseminated infections. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disseminated was in 1876

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“Disseminated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disseminated. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

disseminated

adjective
dis·​sem·​i·​nat·​ed dis-ˈem-ə-ˌnāt-əd How to pronounce disseminated (audio)
: widely dispersed in a tissue, organ, or the entire body
disseminated gonococcal disease
… overt disease sets in, first as chronic infections of the skin and mucous membranes and then as disseminated, systemic infections.Robert R. Redfield et al., Scientific American
see acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
dissemination noun
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