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[trans-mis-uh-buh l, tranz-]
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  1. capable of being transmitted.
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Origin of transmissible

1635–45; < Latin trānsmiss(us) (see transmission) + -ible
Related formstrans·mis·si·bil·i·ty, nounun·trans·mis·si·ble, adjective
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Related Words for transmissible

deadly, infectious, endemic, poisonous, genetic, inborn, catching, epidemic, pestiferous, pestilential, taking, epizootic, impartible, inoculable, transmissible, transmittable, ancestral, family, inbred, inherited

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Historical Examples of transmissible

  • In explanation, it has been stated that what is known as genius is not transmissible.

    The Physical Life of Woman:

    Dr. George H Napheys

  • And yet there are people who declare that genius is not transmissible.

  • We find that evil traits and tendencies of mind or morals are transmissible.

  • The source of all variation, which is transmissible by sowing, resides in the seeds.

  • Progress of this kind is not transmissible; only physiological acquisitions are transmissible.

Word Origin and History for transmissible


1640s, from Latin transmiss-, stem of transmittere (see transmit) + -ible.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

transmissible in Medicine


(trăns-mĭsə-bəl, trănz-)
  1. Capable of being conveyed from one person to another.
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