Definition of Fomite

1. Noun. Any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another.

Exact synonyms: Vehicle
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object



Definition of Fomite

1. Noun. (medicine epidemiology) An inanimate object capable of carrying infectious agents (such as bacteria, viruses and parasites), and thus passively enabling their transmission between hosts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fomite

1. an inanimate object that serves to transmit infectious organisms [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fomite

1. An inanimate object which, when contaminated with a viable pathogen (bacterium, virus, etc.) can transfer the pathogen to a host. (12 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fomite

folwes
folwing
folylpoly-alpha-glutamate synthetase
folylpolyglutamate synthetase
fomalhaut
foment
fomentation
fomentations
fomented
fomenter
fomenters
fomenting
foments
fomepizole
fomes
fomite (current term)
fomites
fomivirsen
fon
fonazine mesylate
fond
fond(p)
fond regard
fondaco
fondacos
fondant
fondants
fondas
fondation jean dausset-ceph
fonded

Literary usage of Fomite

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1. Memoir of the Life and Medical Opinions of John Armstrong ...: To which is by Francis Boott (1834)
"... mundum introducere; idque ex contagio aut fomite non ... vel in fomite latente. Non ab illo, quia venti et radii solares aeris ..."

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