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aerogenous

adjective ae·rog·e·nous \ ˌa(-ə)r-ˈäj-ə-nəs, ˌe(-ə)r- \
variants: or aerogenic play \ˌer-ō-ˈje-nik\

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 DiseasesSeptember 2001

aerogenically

play \ˌer-ō-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ 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 DiseasesDecember 2004

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