[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/
communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another:
causing or communicating .
tending to spread from one to another:
Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture.
(of a disease) capable of being transmitted Compare contagious
(of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
causing or transmitting infection
tending or apt to spread, as from one person to another: infectious mirth
“catching, having the quality of spreading from person to person,” 1540s of diseases, 1610s of emotions, actions, etc.; see infect + -ous.
infectious in·fec·tious (ĭn-fěk’shəs)
Capable of causing infection. See Note at contagious.
[rahy-noh-trey-kee-ahy-tis] /ˌraɪ noʊˌtreɪ kiˈaɪ tɪs/ noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. an infectious disease of cattle, characterized by inflammation and congestion of the respiratory passages and caused by a herpes virus. Abbreviation: IBR.
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. (def 2).
- Infectious bulbar paralysis
noun See mad itch
noun 1. . [roo-bahrts, -bahrths] /ˈru bɑrts, -bɑrθs/ noun 1. a common, rapidly progressing viral hepatitis of dogs and other carnivores, often confused with canine distemper. noun 1. (vet science) a disease of dogs caused by an adenovirus and characterized by signs of liver disease