contagium


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con·ta·gi·um

(kon-tā'jē-ŭm),
The agent of an infectious disease.
Synonym(s): contagion (1)
[L. a touching]

contagium

(kən-tā′jəm)
n. pl. conta·gia (-jə)
The causative agent of a communicable disease; contagion.

con·ta·gi·um

(kŏn-tā'jē-ŭm)
The agent of an infectious disease.
Synonym(s): contagion (1) .
[L. a touching]

contagium

(kŏn-tā′jē-ŭm) [L.]
The agent causing infection.
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The Latin contagium suggests a mutual touching that is detrimental to at least one of the living substances involved.
As a student, he was influenced profoundly by Jacob Henle, who was a proponent of contagium animatum, a concept that disease could be caused by a living transferable entity.