[kuh n-tey-juh n] /kənˈteɪ dʒən/
the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact.
a disease so communicated.
the medium by which a disease is transmitted.
harmful or undesirable contact or influence.
the ready transmission or spread as of an idea or emotion from person to person:
a contagion of fear.
the transmission of disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact
a contagious disease
another name for contagium
a corrupting or harmful influence that tends to spread; pollutant
the spreading of an emotional or mental state among a number of people: the contagion of mirth
late 14c., from Old French contagion, from Latin contagionem (nominative contagio) “a touching, contact, contagion,” related to contingere “touch closely” (see contact (n.)).
contagion con·ta·gion (kən-tā’jən)
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang’s disease. 2. any of several diseases causing spontaneous abortion of domestic animals, as vibriosis or salmonellosis. noun 1. another name for brucellosis
- Contagious disease
contagious disease n. See communicable disease. An infectious disease that is spread through contact with infected individuals; also called a communicable disease. Contact with the bodily secretions of such individuals, or with objects that they have contaminated, can also spread this kind of disease.
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. . [ek-thuh-muh, ek-thahy-] /ˈɛk θə mə, ɛkˈθaɪ-/ noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. a contagious viral disease of sheep and goats and occasionally of humans, marked by vesicular and pustular lesions on the lips. noun 1. the technical name for orf /ˈɛkθɪmə/ noun 1. (pathol) a local inflammation of the skin characterized by […]
- Contagious granular conjunctivitis
contagious granular conjunctivitis n. See trachoma.