browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
fomites

more about fomites

fomites


  1  definition  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. 




more about fomites