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Medicine. Of, relating to, or designating the spread of an infectious agent or disease through the air or the air passages of the body.
Microbiology. Of a microorganism or microbial process: producing or generating gas.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From aero- + -genic. Compare French aérogène.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.