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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of disease) capable of being passed by infection; Inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; Tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity.

Usage examples (40)
  • Zoonoses are diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans.
  • He coined the term transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
  • Prion diseases, also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, primarily damage the brain.
  • They come on the equivalent of a genetic memory stick -- a string of genes called a transmissible genetic element. for more
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