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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- Objects that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission.

Usage examples (22)
  • Dr. SPELLBERG: You know, all of these organisms can be spread by contact directly with a source patient who's carrying them but can also be spread by what are called...
  • Then the theory of "fomites" arose, and underwent investigation.
  • Scabies is normally treated with a scrub bath, boiling the fomites (clothes and bed linens), and application of benzyl benzoate.
  • I think it's ideal for sanitizing to occur if that person can't be limited, for example, refresh the air with an air sanitizer likely Lysol, which has a disinfecting alcohol... for more
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