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nontransmissible

Definitions

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  • adj. Not transmissible.

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  • adj. (of disease) not capable of being passed on
  • adj. not acquirable by inheritance

Etymologies

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non- +‎ transmissible

Examples

  • Between the discovery of viruses, the discovery of prions, and the finding that some transmissible diseases are caused by intoxications rather than infections and that some microorganisms cause nontransmissible disease due to immune-system reactions, the germ theory has taken more hits than the theory of evolution in the last century or so.

    Why isn't the germ theory a "religion"? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Before the surgery, it was thought the child had a brain disorder caused by a nontransmissible autoimmune disease.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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