Definition of Contagium

1. n. Contagion; contagious matter.

Definition of Contagium

1. Noun. (obsolete) contagion; contagious matter ¹

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Definition of Contagium

1. a causative agent of infectious diseases [n -GIA]

Medical Definition of Contagium

1. The agent of an infectious disease. Synonym: contagion. Origin: L. A touching (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contagium

contagious abortion
contagious agalactia
contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
contagious bovine pyelonephritis
contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
contagious disease
contagious distribution
contagious ecthyma
contagious ecthyma virus of sheep
contagious pustular dermatitis
contagious pustular stomatitis virus
contagium (current term)
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container ships
container vessel

Literary usage of Contagium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1878)
"This first report on the life-history of contagium is very largely taken up by ... The nature of contagium is first indicated, its mode of generation, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"On the Action of Heat upon the contagium in the two forms of ... They, however, involve a question so important in respect to the theory of contagium ..."

3. Lectures on Bacteria by Anton Bary, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1887)
"We practise vaccination, as is well known, as a protection against small-pox, and Pasteur applies his famous method for attenuating the contagium of ..."

4. The Microscope in medicine by Lionel Smith Beale (1878)
"ON THE POISON, contagium, ... in transmitting the disease—the actual poison, contagium or contagion—have been incidentally alluded to in preceding sections. ..."

5. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1889)
"THE contagium OF DIPHTHERIA. ... to occupy the time allotted to me with some observations upon the contagium of diphtheria; not because I lay ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1877)
"On Spontaneous Generation and the Doctrine of contagium Vivum. By WILLIAM EGBERTS, MD, FRS 8vo. Pp. 42. London : Smith, Elder, & Co.; Manchester: JE Cornish ..."

7. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1879)
"The destruction of contagium—a. Without the body ; 5. Within the body. 1. The modification of the nature of contagium. 1. But little way has yet been made ..."

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