fomite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fomite any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another
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Usage

In literature:

The more common means of contagion is by direct contact or by means of fomites.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Nothing could better serve as the fomites which were supposed to convey the dread disease.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
FOMITES (L.), touchwood, a substance which retains contagion.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
The disease is not spread by fomites.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
There is also no question that typhus fever may be communicated by fomites.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Cow urine , medicinal, India (ruminant viral fomite 9CFR.94 prohibited).
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In science:

In the first five cases, the host was running a Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu O.S. , and the code was compiled using gcc 4.4, with the optimization flags -march=native -O3 -finline-functions -fno-strict-aliasing -fomit-frame-pointer -DNDEBUG .
Bit recycling for scaling random number generators
In the last case, the O.S. was Gentoo and the code was compiled using gcc 4.0 with flags -march=nocona -O3 -finline-functions -fno-strict-aliasing -fomit-frame-pointer -DNDEBUG .
Bit recycling for scaling random number generators
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