\kəntˈe͡ɪd͡ʒən], \kəntˈeɪdʒən], \k_ə_n_t_ˈeɪ_dʒ_ə_n]\
Definitions of CONTAGION
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Same etymon. The transmission of a disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. The term has also, been applied, by some, to the action of miasmata arising from dead animal or vegetable matter bogs fens &c., but in this sense it is now abandoned. Contagious diseases are produced either by a virus, capable of causing them by inoculation, as in small-pox, cow-pox, hydrophobia, syphilis, &c. or by miasmata, proceeding from a sick individual, as in plague typhus gravior, and in measles and scarlatina. [?] Scrofula, phthisis pulmonalis, and cancer, have, by some been esteemed contagious but apparently without foundation. Physicians are, indeed, by no means unanimous in deciding what diseases are contagious, and what not. The contagion of plague and typhus especially of the latter is denied by many. It seems probable, that a disease may be contagious under certain circumstances and not under others.
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By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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- Regular instituted 1120, St. Norbert (whence Norbertines), at Premonstratum [L. , pointed out, it was said, by the Virgin], in Picardy. They were also called White Canons, from colour of their dress.