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infectious disease

infectious disease in Medicine

infectious disease n.
A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a pathogenic microbial agent.

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  • She'll anchor in Punta Arenas harbor and announce a case of some infectious disease on board.

  • He looked as though he had an infectious disease or had read Dr. Kapff.

    The Son of a Servant August Strindberg
  • Men there are dying daily from infectious disease, while those who form the garrison have little to do but grumble.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • The animals must, of course, be vigorous, free from all infectious disease.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • In fact, the contagiousness of scarlet fever is probably as malignant as any other infectious disease.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
infectious disease in Science
infectious disease  
A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that enters the body of an organism.
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