fomite fo·mite (fō’mīt’)
An inanimate object or substance, such as clothing, furniture, or soap, that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms from one individual to another.
[foh-meez] /ˈfoʊ miz/ noun, plural fomites [fom-i-teez, foh-mi-] /ˈfɒm ɪˌtiz, ˈfoʊ mɪ-/ (Show IPA), Usually, fomites, Medicine/Medical. 1. any agent, as clothing or bedding, that is capable of absorbing and transmitting the infecting organism of a disease. /ˈfəʊmiːz/ noun (pl) -mites (-mɪtiːz) 1. (med) any material, such as bedding or clothing, that may harbour pathogens […]
[foh-mawr-ee-uh n] /foʊˈmɔr i ən/ noun, Irish Legend. 1. one of a race of pirates or sea demons who raided and pillaged Ireland but were finally defeated: sometimes associated with the hostile powers of nature. pertaining to the monstrous race in Irish mythology, 1876, from Irish fomor “pirate, monster,” from fo “under” + mor “sea.” […]
[fon] /fɒn/ noun, plural Fons (especially collectively) Fon for 1. 1. a member of a people living mainly in Benin. 2. the Kwa language, very closely related to Ewe, spoken by the Fon people.
[fond] /fɒnd/ adjective, fonder, fondest. 1. having a liking or affection for (usually followed by of): to be fond of animals. 2. loving; affectionate: to give someone a fond look. 3. excessively tender or overindulgent; doting: a fond parent. 4. cherished with strong or unreasoning feeling: to nourish fond hopes of becoming president. 5. Archaic. […]