Origin of filterable
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The disease so produced is not contagious, and the contagious element seems to be due to the filterable virus.Disease and Its Causes
William Thomas Councilman
The term virus or filterable virus is likewise applied to these ultramicroscopic and filterable agents.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
- capable of being filtered
- (of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter
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- Relating to smaller viruses and some bacteria capable of passing through a fine-pored filter.
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