capable of being transmitted.
- trans·mis·si·bil·i·ty, noun
- un·trans·mis·si·ble, adjective
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How to use transmissible in a sentence
The variant, first seen in Britain, is significantly more transmissible than the older variants.
Other times, they’re beneficial to the virus in some way, such as by making it more transmissible.Why Opening Restaurants Is Exactly What the Coronavirus Wants Us to Do | Caroline Chen | February 6, 2021 | ProPublica
We’re also staring down this issue of these variants which are more transmissible, and so bringing a lot of people from all over the country together for an event like this has some risk.Even at half capacity, the Super Bowl could cause COVID-19 outbreaks | Kate Baggaley | February 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
Meanwhile, the variants, which are suspected to be more transmissible, provide new cause for concern if people are gathering with others.Super spreader Sunday? Experts worry Super Bowl could trigger coronavirus explosion | Brittany Shammas, Fenit Nirappil, Mark Maske | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
It comes as more cases of the highly transmissible variants first found in South Africa and the United Kingdom are being detected.Maryland Democrats call for ‘course correction’ amid regionwide frustration over vaccine rollout | Erin Cox, Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Numbers of cases have gone down slightly this summer, but this tends to be a time when the virus is naturally less transmissible.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon | Carrie Arnold | August 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These little round viruses, though, have proven all too hardy and extremely transmissible.Norovirus Unleashes Its Misery Early, At Home and At Sea | Kent Sepkowitz | December 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many physicians hold that in the tertiary stage the disease is not transmissible, but that statement is not true.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
We have abundant evidence to show that the personal totem is transmissible and hereditable.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
Likewise, abnormal attributes of individual parents are less transmissible than the general characteristics of the family.
Sex is not a transmissible attribute inherited directly from the parents.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex | Samuel Leopold Schenk
But only such changes are transmissible to future generations as have resulted from modifications arising in the idioplasm.The Whence and the Whither of Man | John Mason Tyler