Definition of contagium in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtājəm/ Pronunciation: /-jēəm/

noun (plural contagia /-jə/ /-jēə/)

A substance or agent, such as a virus, by which a contagious disease is transmitted.
Example sentences
  • Because it never matters until we're waist deep in the lukewarm contagium known as an election year.
  • Dutch botanist Martinus Bijerinck called this infectious fluid contagium vivum fluidum.
  • Unfortunately, the contagium - the virus - infects everyone and someone higher up orders the total destruction of this people.

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Syllabification: con·ta·gium

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