transmissible

adjective trans·mis·si·ble \ tran(t)s-ˈmi-sə-bəl , tranz- \

Definition of transmissible

: capable of being transmitted
  • transmissible diseases

transmissibility

play \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)tranz-\ noun

Examples of transmissible in a Sentence

  1. The virus is highly transmissible to humans.

  2. don't worry, the genetic disorder isn't transmissible from one generation to the next

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First Known Use of transmissible

1644

transmissible Synonyms

Synonyms
catching, communicable, pestilent, contagious, transmittable
Antonyms
noncommunicable
Related Words
infectious, infective
Near Antonyms
noninfectious

TRANSMISSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

transmissible

adjective

Definition of transmissible for English Language Learners

  • : able to be spread to other people, animals, etc. : capable of being transmitted


Medical Dictionary

transmissible

adjective trans·mis·si·ble \ tran(t)s-ˈmis-ə-bəl, tranz- \

medical Definition of transmissible

: capable of being transmitted (as from one person to another)
  • transmissible diseases

transmissibility

play \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌmis-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē, (ˌ)tranz-\ noun plural -ties


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