Definition of non-infectious in English:



  • 1(of a disease or disease-causing organism) not liable to be transmitted through the environment.

    • ‘Influenza vaccine contains only non-infectious viruses, it cannot cause influenza.’
    • ‘This makes it potentially an attractive alternative to medications already available to treat patients with non-allergic, non-infectious, perennial rhinitis.’
    • ‘First, an injection of non-infectious genetic material from the disease-causing microbe primes the immune system to respond.’
    • ‘If the pathogen lacks the gene, it is non-infectious to plants.’
    • ‘Officials say the form of TB involved is non-infectious.’
    1. 1.1Not liable to spread infection.
      • ‘One of the drugs renders the patient non-infectious within about 36 hours after the first dose.’
      • ‘It is derived from non-infectious particles prepared in yeast cells and cannot cause the disease.’
      • ‘This sounds most like an infectious illness, and I'll talk about infections and then tumors and then immune disorders, non-infectious, non-malignant disorders.’
      • ‘The prostate can be affected by a variety of infectious and poorly defined non-infectious conditions that present as acute or chronic pelvic pain with a range of accompanying urinary and systemic symptoms.’
      • ‘Secondary infection can lead to a period of rapid expansion with significant risk of infectious and non-infectious complications.’