Definition: infectious outbreak due to exposure of a group of people to an agent that affects or is common to all members of the group.
[holo + C. miantos, defiled, fr. miaino. to defile, + -ic]
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.