noun, plural fom·i·tes [fom-i-teez, foh-mi-] /ˈfɒm ɪˌtiz, ˈfoʊ mɪ-/. Usually fomites. Medicine/Medical.
Origin of fomes
Examples from the Web for fomites
If so, is it likely that clothes or fomites conveyed it in any case?A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
A chloride of carbonate of soda has been lately recommended as a disinfecting substance against contagious miasmata or fomites.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
There is incontestable evidence that it is conveyed by fomites—a fact well worth bearing in mind.
The more common means of contagion is by direct contact or by means of fomites.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
There is also no question that typhus fever may be communicated by fomites.