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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fomes  \Fo"mes\,  n.;  pl  {Fomites}.  [L.  fomes,  -itis,  touch-wood, 
  tinder.]  (Med.) 
  Any  substance  supposed  to  be  capable  of  absorbing,  retaining, 
  and  transporting  contagious  or  infectious  germs;  as  woolen 
  clothes  are  said  to  be  active  fomites. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Fomes 
  n  :  genus  of  bracket  fungi  forming  corky  or  woody  perennial 
  shelflike  sporophores  often  of  large  size;  includes  some 
  that  cause  destructive  heartrot  in  trees  [syn:  {Fomes},  {genus 
  Fomes}] 




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