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Pronunciation: fo'mez, fom'i-tez

Definition: Objects, such as clothing, towels, and utensils that possibly harbor a disease agent and are capable of transmitting it; usually used in the plural.

Synonym(s): fomite

[L. tinder, fr. foveo, to keep warm]

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