transmissible

[ trans-mis-uh-buhl, tranz- ]
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adjective
  1. capable of being transmitted.

Origin of transmissible

1
1635–45; <Latin trānsmiss(us) (see transmission) + -ible

Other words from transmissible

  • trans·mis·si·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·trans·mis·si·ble, adjective

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How to use transmissible in a sentence

  • Mr. Galton first took up the subject of the transmissibility of intellectual gifts in his 'Hereditary Genius' .

  • But Weismann's argument rests not merely upon any difficulty or impossibility of the transmissibility of acquired characteristics.

  • The importance of use and disuse, and the transmissibility of their effects, would seem to supply a factor essential to evolution.

  • These results appear to conflict most seriously with the theory of the transmissibility of acquired modifications.

    Parallel Paths | Thomas William Rolleston
  • On these and similar phenomena depend the relative permanency and transmissibility of the variations.

    Disease in Plants | H. Marshall Ward