disease-germs

  • 1 Disease germ — Germ Germ (j[ e]rm), n. [F. germe, fr. L. germen, germinis, sprout, but, germ. Cf. {Germen}, {Germane}.] 1. (Biol.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disease — 01. He got some kind of tropical [disease] while travelling in Mozambique. 02. The progress of the [disease] seems to have accelerated somewhat in the last week, and his doctor is very worried. 03. The [disease] of child abuse is a problem which… …

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  • 3 germs — dÊ’Éœrm /dʒɜːm n. microbe, microorganism (especially one which causes disease); sprout, bud; beginning stage in development; origin, starting point v. sprout, germinate …

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  • 4 infectious disease — Introduction       in medicine, a process caused by a microorganism that impairs a person s health. An infection, by contrast, is the invasion of and replication in the body by any of various microbial agents including bacteria, viruses (virus),… …

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  • 5 Globalization and disease — Globalization, the flow of information, goods, capital and people across political and geographic boundaries, has also helped to spread some of the deadliest infectious diseases known to humans. Dr. Daulaire. Globalization and Health . Retrieved… …

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  • 6 Guns, Germs, and Steel — Infobox Book name = Guns, Germs, and Steel image caption = Paperback cover author = Jared Diamond country = United States language = English subject = geography, social evolution, history of civilization, ethnology, cultural diffusion publisher …

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  • 7 Germ theory of disease — The germ theory, also called the pathogenic theory of medicine, is a theory that proposes that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases. Although highly controversial when first proposed, it is now a cornerstone of modern medicine and… …

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  • 8 Contagious disease — Con*ta gious dis*ease (Med.) A disease communicable by contact with a patient suffering from it, or with some secretion of, or object touched by, such a patient. Most such diseases have already been proved to be germ diseases, and their… …

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  • 9 Foot-and-mouth disease — Infobox Disease Name = Foot and mouth disease Caption = DiseasesDB = 31707 ICD10 = ICD10|B|08|8|b|00 ICD9 = ICD9|078.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D005536 Taxobox color = violet name = Foot and mouth… …

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  • 10 Tropical disease — Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. The diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, due in part to the occurrence of a cold season, which controls the insect population by… …

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  • 11 Sexually transmitted disease — Classification and external resources …

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  • 12 ear disease — ▪ human Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human ear and hearing.       Impaired hearing (deafness) is, with rare exception, the result of disease or abnormality of the outer, middle, or inner ear. Serious… …

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  • 13 Infectious disease — In*fec tious dis*ease (a) Any disease caused by the entrance, growth, and multiplication of microorganisms in the body; a germ disease. It may not be contagious. (b) Sometimes, as distinguished from {contagious disease}, such a disease… …

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  • 14 infectious disease — A disease caused by bacteria, virus, or other parasite in the body. A disease likely to be spread to other persons by infection. A disease which presupposes a cause acting by hidden influences, like the miasma of prison ships or marshes, or… …

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  • 15 Fermentation theory of disease — Fermentation Fer men*ta tion (f[ e]r m[e^]n*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fermentation.] 1. The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance… …

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  • 16 infectious disease — /ɪnˌfɛkʃəs dəˈziz/ (say in.fekshuhs duh zeez) noun 1. a disease caused by germs, as bacteria or filterable viruses. 2. any disease, produced by the action of a microorganism in the body, which may or may not be contagious …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 Fracastoro, Girolamo — Latin Hieronymus Fracastorius born с 1478, Verona, Republic of Venice died Aug. 8, 1553, Caffi, near Verona Italian physician, poet, astronomer, and geologist. He is best known for Syphilis, or the French Disease (1530), an account in rhyme of… …

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  • 18 antiseptic — adj germicidal, bactericidal, disinfectant (see under ANTISEPTIC n) antiseptic n Antiseptic, germicide, bactericide, disinfectant all denote an agent that interferes with the growth and activity of microorganisms. An antiseptic is an agent that… …

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  • 19 in|oc|u|late — «ih NOK yuh layt», verb, lat|ed, lat|ing. –v.t. 1. to give (to a person or animal) a preparation made from killed or weakened germs or viruses that causes a mild form of the disease. Thereafter the individual will not get that disease or will… …

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  • 20 sterilize — 1 Sterilize, castrate, spay, emasculate, alter, mutilate, geld, caponize mean to make incapable of producing offspring. Sterilize, the most general of these terms, is applicable to both human beings and animals and is used whether the end is… …

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