Definition of Infectious. Meaning of Infectious. Synonyms of Infectious

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Definition of Infectious

Infectious
Infectious In*fec"tious, a. [Cf. F. infectieux.] 1. Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious air; infectious vices. Where the infectious pestilence. --Shak. 2. Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing. It [the court] is necessary for the polishing of manners . . . but it is infectious even to the best morals to live always in it. --Dryden. 3. (Law) Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture. Contraband articles are said to be of an infectious nature. --Kent. 4. Capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth. The laughter was so genuine as to be infectious. --W. Black. Syn: See Contagious.
Infectious
Parotitis Par`o*ti"tis, n. [NL. See Parotid, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the parotid glands. Epidemic, or Infectious, parotitis, mumps.

Meaning of Infectious from wikipedia

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- Infectious mononucleosis (IM, mono), also known as glandular fever, is an infection usually caused by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV). Most people are infected...
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- Infectious diseases or ID, also known as infectiology, is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of infections. An infectious diseases...
- an infectious agent, or simply a germ. The term pathogen came into use in the 1880s. Typically, the term pathogen is used to describe an infectious microorganism...
- "proteinaceous infectious particle". The hypothesized role of a protein as an infectious agent stands in contrast to all other known infectious agents such...
- guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 53 (7): e25–76. doi:10...
- This is a list of infectious diseases arranged by name, along with the infectious agents that cause them, the vaccines that can prevent or cure them when...
- Clinical Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Oxford University Press covering research on the pathogenesis, clinical investigation...
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