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

- multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or...
- Infectious mononucleosis (IM, mono), also known as glandular fever, is an infection usually caused by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV). Most people are infected...
- Infectious disease, also known as infectiology, is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis, control and treatment of infections. An infectious...
- Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Its original lineup featured former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel...
- conferring infectious properties, collapsing nearby protein molecules into the same shape. The word prion derives from "proteinaceous infectious particle"...
- Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract—the stomach and small intestine. Symptoms may include...
- as an infectious agent, or simply a germ. The term pathogen came into use in the 1880s. Typically, the term is used to describe an infectious microorganism...
- Infectious diseases arranged by name Infections ****ociated with diseases Walsh TJ, Dixon DM (1996). Baron S, et al. (eds.). Spectrum of Mycoses. In: Baron's...
- of infectious disease. Widespread and chronic complaints such as heart disease and allergy are not included if they are not thought to be infectious. "Plague...
- guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 53 (7): e25–76. doi:10...
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