vection

[ vek-shuh n ]
/ ˈvɛk ʃən /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the transference of a disease from one person to another.

Nearby words

  1. veblen,
  2. veblen, thorstein,
  3. veblenian,
  4. veblenism,
  5. veblenite,
  6. vector,
  7. vector addition,
  8. vector analysis,
  9. vector boson,
  10. vector field

Origin of vection

First recorded in 1600–10, vection is from the Latin word vectiōn- (stem of vectiō a carrying). See vector, -tion

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Medicine definitions for vection

vection

[ vĕkshən ]

n.

The transference of pathogens from the sick to the healthy by a vector.

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