aerogenous

adjective
ae·​rog·​e·​nous | \ ˌa(-ə)r-ˈäj-ə-nəs, ˌe(-ə)r- How to pronounce aerogenous (audio) \
variants: or aerogenic \ ˌer-​ō-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce aerogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of aerogenous

: transmitted by or involving transmission by air Increased lambing or shearing during the warmer, drier seasons could increase the risk of aerogenous spread of C[oxiella] burnetii from birth products or wool to humans …— Wiebke Hellenbrand et al., Emerging Infectious Diseases, September 2001

Other Words from aerogenous

aerogenically \ ˌer-​ō-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aerogenically (audio) \ also aerogenously adverb
The viruses are shed in urine, droppings, and saliva, and humans are mainly infected aerogenically by inhaling aerosols containing the virus. — Hilde Kruse et al., Emerging Infectious Diseases, December 2004

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“Aerogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aerogenous. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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