non·​in·​fec·​tious | \ ˌnän-in-ˈfek-shəs How to pronounce noninfectious (audio) \

Definition of noninfectious

: not infectious or caused by infection noninfectious diseases a vaccine containing inactivated noninfectious viruses noninfectious allergic conjunctivitis

Examples of noninfectious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bias can also prove deadly in noninfectious illnesses. Lauren Gravitz, Scientific American, 19 May 2022 Other possible sources include other infections, or noninfectious causes such as toxins from food or the environment, said the UKHSA. Denise Roland, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2022 For instance, the mRNA vaccines ferry genetic information encoding noninfectious spike protein into cells. Denise Roland, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 That’s not to say that noninfectious infections aren’t still important to track. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 23 Nov. 2021 The international campaign has a second battle to fight in Africa, where a strain of the noninfectious virus used in the oral vaccine has mutated back to infectiousness. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 25 Aug. 2021 And nearly one in five developed a potentially fatal lung condition known as noninfectious pneumonitis — the condition Preston-Martin developed. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 While the push for money for the project began years before covid-19, Gehrig said hospital staff members learned how to separate infectious and noninfectious patients. Max Bryan, Arkansas Online, 1 July 2021 Four serious adverse events follow this arc, according to data taken directly from Vaers: low platelets (thrombocytopenia); noninfectious myocarditis, or heart inflammation, especially for those under 30; deep-vein thrombosis; and death. Joseph A. Ladapo And Harvey A. Risch, WSJ, 22 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of noninfectious

1850, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Noninfectious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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non·​in·​fec·​tious | \ -in-ˈfek-shəs How to pronounce noninfectious (audio) \

Medical Definition of noninfectious

: not infectious noninfectious disease noninfectious endocarditis

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