nonpersistent

adjective non·per·sis·tent \ ˌnän-pər-ˈsi-stənt , -ˈzi- \

Definition of nonpersistent

: not persistent: such as
a : decomposed rapidly by environmental action
  • nonpersistent insecticides
b : capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time
  • nonpersistent viruses

First Known Use of nonpersistent

1875

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nonpersistent

adjective non·per·sis·tent \ ˌnän-pər-ˈsis-tənt, -ˈzis- \

medical Definition of nonpersistent

: not persistent: as
a : decomposed rapidly by environmental action
  • nonpersistent insecticides
b : capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time
  • nonpersistent viruses

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