in homeopathy, a supposed predisposition to a particular disease
1833; Greek miasma defilement
These lakes are usually full of vegetable matter undergoing decomposition, and which produces large quantities of miasm.
He said that he had been riding near the Whitney Pond, and perceived a different odor, and thought he must have inhaled the miasm.
More recently it has been referred by Fabre6 to vaso-motor disturbance due to a miasm.
Rats, however, are commonly infected as if by a miasm before the disease appears in man.
The miasm in the latter case is therefore endoecic, or more exactly entoichic.