communicable [k uh- myoo-ni-k uh-b uh l] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for communicable on Thesaurus.com capable of being easily communicated or transmitted: communicable information; a communicable disease. talkative; communicative. Origin of communicable 1350–1400; Middle English
Late Latin commūnicābilis,
-bilis -ble Related forms com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty, com·mu·ni·ca·ble·ness, noun com·mu·ni·ca·bly, adverb
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septicity Examples from the Web for communicability Historical Examples of communicability British Dictionary definitions for communicability capable of being communicated (of a disease or its causative agent) capable of being passed on readily Derived Forms communicability or communicableness, noun communicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for communicability adj.
late 14c., from Old French
communicable, from Late Latin communicabilis, from communicare (see communication).
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communicability in Medicine communicable [kə-myōō ′nĭ-kə-bəl] Transmittable between persons or species; contagious.
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communicability in Science communicable [kə-myōō ′nĭ-kə-bəl] Capable of being transmitted from a person or animal to another person or animal, either through direct or indirect transmission, including insect or other vectors. Chickenpox is a communicable disease.
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