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[trans-mis-uh-buh l, tranz-] /trænsˈmɪs ə bəl, trænz-/
capable of being transmitted.
Origin of transmissible
1635-45; < Latin trānsmiss(us) (see transmission) + -ible
Related forms
transmissibility, noun
untransmissible, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. Galton first took up the subject of the transmissibility of intellectual gifts in his 'Hereditary Genius' .

  • The transmissibility of contagious abortion of cows appears to have been demonstrated experimentally for the first time by Brauer.

    Contagious Abortion of Cows Ward J. MacNeal
  • But Weismann's argument rests not merely upon any difficulty or impossibility of the transmissibility of acquired characteristics.

  • The importance of use and disuse, and the transmissibility of their effects, would seem to supply a factor essential to evolution.

  • These results appear to conflict most seriously with the theory of the transmissibility of acquired modifications.

    Parallel Paths Thomas William Rolleston
  • On these and similar phenomena depend the relative permanency and transmissibility of the variations.

    Disease in Plants H. Marshall Ward
  • Because a parent dies before the development of the trait does not preclude its transmissibility to his offspring.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • The transmissibility of acquired diseases is a question involved in more of a haze of ignorance and loose thinking.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Word Origin and History for transmissibility



1640s, from Latin transmiss-, stem of transmittere (see transmit) + -ible.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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transmissibility in Medicine

transmissible trans·mis·si·ble (trāns-mĭs'ə-bəl, trānz-)
Capable of being conveyed from one person to another.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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