communicable disease

communicable disease
A disease associated with a pathogen that can be transmitted from one host to another.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Communicable Disease Center — Antigua denominación de los Centers for Disease Control. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • communicable disease — disease that can be passed from one to another …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • communicable disease —    a venereal disease    For medical practitioners the phrase has two meanings. It can be either a disease like meningitis, which must be reported (communicated) immediately to the authorities, or a disease which can be transferred by contact… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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