Definition of Fomites
1. Noun. (plural of fomite) ¹
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Definition of Fomites
1. fomite [n] - See also: fomite
Medical Definition of Fomites
1. Plural of fomes. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Fomites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"fomites (from fames, touch-wood or tinder) is denned as any sub- rtance capable of absorbing, retaining, or transporting infectious germs. ..."
2. The Sources and modes of infection by Charles Value Chapin (1916)
"CHAPTER V. INFECTION BY fomites. Definition of Term. — As was shown in the preceding chapter, it seems very probable that contagious disease may often be ..."
3. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics: A Practical Exposition of the Methods by Solomon Solis-Cohen (1903)
"fomites The transmission of infection or diseases to the well from the sick of the human species has been attributed to fomites, or porous substances ..."
4. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1901)
"fomites AND YELLOW FEVER. BY AN BELL, MD, BROOKLYN, NY The purpose of this note is to invite attention to some personal observations and verified knowledge ..."
5. Public sanitation, and other papers by Clement Adelbert Whiting (1916)
"*INFECTION FROM fomites. In previous papers we have strongly insisted upon the readiness with which many diseases are communicated by personal contact, ..."
6. Hygiene of Communicable Diseases: A Handbook for Sanitarians, Medical by Francis Merton Munson, John Harington, Francis Randolph Packard, Fielding Hudson Garrison (1920)
"Formerly great importance was attached to aerial and fomites infection. It is now known that these methods play a very minor part in the dissemination of ..."
7. The London Medical Gazette (1842)
"These facts explain how it is that the itch, though readily communicable by direct contact, or by fomites, is not communicable through the medium of the air ..."