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Transmissible

adjective
1.
(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection.  Synonyms: catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmittable.
2.
Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity.  Synonyms: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted.  "Familial traits" , "Genetically transmitted features"
3.
Inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.  Synonyms: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial.  "Ancestral lore" , "Hereditary monarchy" , "Patrimonial estate" , "Transmissible tradition"






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"Transmissible" Quotes from Famous Books



... there are certain social relations which have been thought by some to advise small families. When either parent suffers from a disease which is transmissible, and wishes to avoid inflicting misery on an unborn generation, it has been urged that they should avoid children. Such diseases not unfrequently manifest themselves after marriage, which is answer enough to the objection that ...
— The Physical Life of Woman: - Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother • Dr. George H Napheys



Words linked to "Transmissible" :   heritable, transmit, infectious, transmittable, jurisprudence, law, inheritable



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