fomite

[ fōmīt′ ]

n.

An inanimate object or substance, such as clothing, furniture, or soap, that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms from one individual to another.

Nearby words

  1. folía,
  2. fomalhaut,
  3. foment,
  4. fomentation,
  5. fomes,
  6. fomites,
  7. fomo,
  8. fomorian,
  9. fon,
  10. fond


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