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Meaning of CONTAGIOUS DISEASE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any disease easily transmitted by contact
 
 Synonyms: contagion
 
 See Also: communicable disease, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, diphtheria, flu, grippe, influenza, measles, morbilli, pox, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, trench mouth, VD, venereal disease, Venus's curse, Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*ta"gious dis*ease"\ (Med.)
A disease communicable by contact with a patient suffering
from it, or with some secretion of, or object touched by,
such a patient. Most such diseases have already been proved
to be germ diseases, and their communicability depends on the
transmission of the living germs. Many germ diseases are not
contagious, some special method of transmission or
inoculation of the germs being required.

 

 

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