communicable disease

noun

Medical Definition of communicable disease

: an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual's discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector) — compare contagious disease

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“Communicable disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/communicable%20disease. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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