fomes


fomes
/foh"meez/, n., pl. fomites /fom"i teez', foh"mi-/. Usually, fomites. Med.
any agent, as clothing or bedding, that is capable of absorbing and transmitting the infecting organism of a disease.
[1650-60; < L fomes kindling wood, tinder, akin to fovere to keep warm]

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