Definition of infectuous in English:

infectuous

adjective

  • Infectious.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum. From classical Latin infectus ( u -stem) action of dyeing (from infect-, past participial stem of inficere + -tus, suffix forming verbal nouns) + -ous, perhaps after Middle French infectueux).

Pronunciation

infectuous

/ɪnˈfɛktjʊəs//ɪnˈfɛktʃʊəs/