Definition of contagium in US English:


nounPlural contagia

  • A substance or agent, such as a virus, by which a contagious disease is transmitted.

    • ‘Dutch botanist Martinus Bijerinck called this infectious fluid contagium vivum fluidum.’
    • ‘Because it never matters until we're waist deep in the lukewarm contagium known as an election year.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the contagium - the virus - infects everyone and someone higher up orders the total destruction of this people.’