[ trans-mis-uh-buh l, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmɪs ə bəl, trænz- /


capable of being transmitted.

Nearby words

  1. transmethylation,
  2. transmigrant,
  3. transmigrate,
  4. transmigration,
  5. transmisogyny,
  6. transmissible encephalopathy,
  7. transmissible spongiform encephalopathy,
  8. transmission,
  9. transmission density,
  10. transmission line

Origin of transmissible

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

Related formstrans·mis·si·bil·i·ty, nounun·trans·mis·si·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for transmissible



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for transmissible


[ trăns-mĭsə-bəl, trănz- ]


Capable of being conveyed from one person to another.

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