Definitions of Contagium

  1. Contagion; contagious matter. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The virus or essential causative substance of any infectious (not merely contagious) disease. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  3. Germs causing propagation of a disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  4. In med. that which carries the infectious element in diseases from one person to another. "Supposing the contagium of every communicable disease to consist of minute organized particles susceptible of undergoing almost unlimited multiplication when introduced into a suitable medium, etc." -Academy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Contagion, Miasm. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  6. [Latin] The virus or morbid principle which effects contagion, or the transfer of a disease from one person to another. na
  7. Virus or morbific matter which may spread disease. American pocket medical dictionary.
  8. A virus or material having contagious properties. Appleton's medical dictionary.