noun, plural con·ta·gia [kuh n-tey-juh, -jee-uh] /kənˈteɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/. Pathology.
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Little has been said either of the nature of the contagium or of the conditions that modify its activity.
He then sought to determine how the contagium maintained its vitality.
In his recent discourse upon the plague, he asks and answers the question, 'What is the contagium?'
Richardson believes that the contagium was attached to the thatch, which could not be thoroughly disinfected.
The moment the contents of the tube cease to be virulent, it is a sign that the contagium is dead.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot