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FOMITE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fomite mean? 

FOMITE (noun)
  The noun FOMITE has 1 sense:

1. any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another

  Familiarity information: FOMITE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOMITE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

fomite; vehicle

Hypernyms ("fomite" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)


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