1. fomite

noun. 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.


  • object
  • vehicle

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Sentences with fomite

1. Adjective
“At this point, we know that while fomite transmission ​can​ happen, it is not the dominant mode,” Allen says.

2. Noun, singular or mass
“Moving the pathogens from a fomite to a portal entry — like your eyes, mouth or nose — is not an effective way to spread the infection.”