aerogenous

adjective

ae·​rog·​e·​nous ˌa(-ə)r-ˈäj-ə-nəs, ˌe(-ə)r- How to pronounce aerogenous (audio)
variants or aerogenic
: 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
aerogenically adverb
also aerogenously
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

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“Aerogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aerogenous. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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