Definition of blood-borne in English:

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blood-borne

Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌbôrn/

adjective

(Typically of a disease or pathogen) carried by the blood.
Example sentences
  • Other risks associated with chronic blood transfusions for thalassemia major include blood-borne diseases like hepatitis B and C.
  • Needles contaminated with blood or body fluids pose a serious risk of transmission of blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Most users inject their drugs, which increases the risk of blood-borne viruses like Hepatitis C and HIV being transferred through sharing needles.

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Syllabification: blood-borne

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