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communicable

[kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-buh l] /kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being easily communicated or transmitted:
communicable information; a communicable disease.
2.
talkative; communicative.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin commūnicābilis, equivalent to commūnicā(re) (see communicate) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
communicability, communicableness, noun
communicably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for communicability

communicable

/kəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being communicated
2.
(of a disease or its causative agent) capable of being passed on readily
Derived Forms
communicability, communicableness, noun
communicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for communicability

communicable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French communicable, from Late Latin communicabilis, from communicare (see communication).

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communicability in Medicine

communicable com·mu·ni·ca·ble (kə-myōō'nĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
Transmittable between persons or species; contagious.

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communicability in Science
communicable
  (kə-my'nĭ-kə-bəl)   
Capable of being transmitted from a person or animal to another person or animal, either through direct or indirect transmission, including insect or other vectors. Chickenpox is a communicable disease.
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