Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[foh-meez] /ˈfoʊ miz/

noun, plural fomites
[fom-i-teez, foh-mi-] /ˈfɒm ɪˌtiz, ˈfoʊ mɪ-/ (Show IPA), Usually, fomites, Medicine/Medical.
any agent, as clothing or bedding, that is capable of absorbing and transmitting the infecting organism of a disease.
noun (pl) -mites (-mɪtiːz)
(med) any material, such as bedding or clothing, that may harbour pathogens and therefore convey disease

fomes fo·mes (fō’mēz)
n. pl. fom·i·tes (fŏm’ĭ-tēz’, fō’mĭ-)


Read Also:

  • Fomorian

    [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

    [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

    [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. […]

  • Fonda

    [fawn-dah; English fon-duh] /ˈfɔn dɑ; English ˈfɒn də/ noun, plural fondas [fawn-dahs; English fon-duh z] /ˈfɔn dɑs; English ˈfɒn dəz/ (Show IPA). Spanish. 1. an inn or restaurant. [fon-duh] /ˈfɒn də/ noun 1. Henry, 1905–82, U.S. actor. 2. his daughter, Jane, born 1937, U.S. actress. /ˈfɒndə/ noun 1. Henry. 1905–82, US film actor. His many […]

Disclaimer: Fomites definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.