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An inanimate object or substance that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms from one individual to another.
(Microbiology) biology an inanimate substance or object that can transfer a pathogen to a host
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|Noun||1.||fomite - any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another|