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[trans-mis-uh-buh l, tranz-] /trænsˈmɪs ə bəl, trænz-/
capable of being transmitted.
Origin of transmissible
1635-45; < Latin trānsmiss(us) (see transmission) + -ible
Related forms
transmissibility, noun
untransmissible, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for transmissible
  • Livestock inspectors check animals for transmissible diseases, advise owners on treatment and may quarantine animals.
  • The sick engineer had a cough, a highly unusual symptom but one that nonetheless made the virus highly transmissible.
  • Some virologists have suggested that any genetic changes that made it more transmissible would probably blunt its deadliness.
  • With a new, easily transmissible swine flu already circling the globe, scientists are understandably nervous.
  • Still, there are other viruses that are transmissible.
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathy diseases are caused by prions.
  • The disease is easily transmissible through any bodily fluid.
  • It is transmissible through fluid transfer only, much like solanum.
Word Origin and History for transmissible

1640s, from Latin transmiss-, stem of transmittere (see transmit) + -ible.

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transmissible in Medicine

transmissible trans·mis·si·ble (trāns-mĭs'ə-bəl, trānz-)
Capable of being conveyed from one person to another.

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