|1.||the transmission of disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact|
|2.||a contagious disease|
|3.||another name for contagium|
|4.||a corrupting or harmful influence that tends to spread; pollutant|
|5.||the spreading of an emotional or mental state among a number of people: the contagion of mirth|
|[C14: from Latin contāgiō a touching, infection, from contingere; see |
contagion con·ta·gion (kən-tā'jən)
Disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.
A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.