A film of foreign substance on the skin will inevitably become the seat of detention of miasmata and infectious vapors.
This quiet life of Carl's had produced a mental stagnation, from which arose all sorts of miasmata.
The action of miasmata, suggested by Lankester, is as obscure in the effects produced upon plants as in those upon animals.
He also carried a large jar full of chlorine water, to keep off all miasmata.
It thus aids in maintaining the balance of life, and cleanses the swamps of miasmata, thus purifying the air we breathe.
The lungs thus become a ready inlet to contagion, miasmata, and other poisonous influences diffused through the air we breathe.
The atmosphere of such a town would be like that of the country, insusceptible of the miasmata which produce yellow fever.
In either case there need be no difficulty in finding local clouds of miasmata.
The miasmata of an apartment, to be strong enough to become contagious, must arrive at a certain degree of concentration.
He complains of much sickness among his men round Mantua, owing to the heat and miasmata from the marshes, but so far no deaths.
1660s, from Modern Latin miasma "noxious vapors," from Greek miasma (genitive miasmatos) "stain, pollution, defilement, taint of guilt," from stem of miainein "to pollute," from possible PIE root *mai- "to stain, soil, defile" (cf. Old English mal "stain, mark," see mole (n.1)). Earlier form was miasm (1640s), from French miasme. Related: Miasmatic; miasmal.